11.01.2009

Game 2 of the PPV Package

Colorado Avalanche wrap up their road-trip with a game in Vancouver.  Peter Budaj is back after recovering from H1N1 but Craig Anderson will get another start in net.  I think it's a good move.  Craig Anderson has been amazingly good in the net, getting the Avs many of their wins.

Luongo is still out with a rib injury so Raycroft will get another chance to redeem himself after the Anaheim pull.

T.J. Galiardi, Darcy Tucker, Cody McLeod, Matt Hendricks, Tom Pressing, and Ruslan Salei are still out for Colorado.  On the Vancouver side, Pavol Demitra, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Johnson, Jannik Hansen, Alex Bolduc, and Luongo are still out with their injuries.

Mathieu Schneider and Michael Grabner are the healthy scratches for Vancouver tonight.  Kyle Wellwood makes his return after recovering from a broken toe.

Raycroft faces his former team for the first time.  Last match-up between the two teams, Raycroft didn't hit the ice.  In Colorado, Raycroft had a 3.18 GAA and a .892 save%.  Maybe his knowledge of some of the players will help him slightly in keeping those pucks out of the net.

Both teams are coming off losses over the weekend against California teams.  These two teams hoping to redeem themselves from not so flattering losses.

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