The Colorado Avalanche need Mikko Rantanen to step up in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the Avalanche prepare for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Aarif Deen gives you some key points to know entering Game 1 on Friday night.
As the Avalanche wait to see who their opponent will be in the second round, Aarif Deen looks at the good and bad of each possibility.
In less than 24 hours this weekend, Denver got about as much as one town can get without hoisting a trophy.
After a dreadful stretch through December and January, the chance of the Avs making the playoffs seemed like a fantasy. Let alone actually making some noise and eliminating the top seed in a relatively dominant fashion.
As the lowest seed in the field, no matter who wins Game 7 on Tuesday, the Avalanche will start the ensuing series on the road.
The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2008 - primarily due to the strong play of Philipp Grubauer.
The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Trailing 2-0 with 7 minutes to go, the Avalanche rallied to win in OT thanks to two goals from Mikko Rantanen.
It was a complete effort in Monday night's victory over Calgary.