Frozen Four Throws Wrench Into Avalanche Playoff Plans

By: AP
By: AP

A year ago, the Colorado Avalanche were on the "outside looking in" when it came to the playoffs.

This year, they've already clinched a spot, and are holding out hope for a first-round home ice advantage.

Finding themselves two points behind Minnesota for the first place in the Northwest Division, the Avalanche find themselves with precious little to time to accomplish that.

But even if the Avs win home ice advantage, they'll still have to play their first two playoff games away. The reason: the Pepsi Center in Denver is already booked for the NCAA Frozen Four, April 10th through 12th.

Colorado general manager Francois says team officials have already discussed that possibility with the NHL, which assured them the Avs would maintain home ice advantage.

Details haven't been disclosed.

The Avs will host Minnesota on Sunday.


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