Dallas scored one goal in each period of regulation and scored the only goal in the shootout to close the season 4-1 against Colorado.
On Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. MT, Denver will take on Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA CHampionship game. The Avalanche are also playing at 6.
"It would be great to go over there and win one more time," Duchene told Mile High Sports. "Hopefully next year, it will be a playoff run instead."
Butcher is the sixth defenseman to win the Hobey Baker Award. He is also the second Pioneer, joining defenseman Matt Carle, who captured the trophy in 2006.
"It’s hard to bet against Denver right now," Cohen, who will be calling the game, told Sean Walsh and T.J. Carpenter. "They’re fun to watch."
Just one week after the Avalanche decided to give him a shot, Tyson Jost is already making waves in a Colorado uniform after scoring in Thursday's game.
Despite what looked to be a solid game-tying goal late in the last period, the refs ruled against the Avs as the Wild went on to win on Thursday night.
“Right now, it’s just a long rehab," Varlamov said on Thursday. "Rehab is going very well. I’m sure the problem is behind [me]."
Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher figures to log major minutes, and will likely draw several shifts against the Irish's top line, which features Cam Morrison.
"It’s not over," Duchene told Mile HIgh Sports. "I think it’s a posturing move. I think, hopefully now, the real talks can start."