avalanche playerThis is the Avalanches first postseason game since 2010, and it’s tough to tell who is more excited – the fans or the players and coaches.

Colorado has generated a buzz from opening night, and the playoff fever has grown with every exciting win.

“I know we’re going to have a great crowd tonight here, and I know our fans are going to be very excited,” Roy said. “All year our players wanted to please our fans. All year they wanted to make the playoffs. Here we are, we haven’t seen a playoff game in four years, and I’m sure our fans are as excited as we are and there’s going to be a lot of people here and I expect them to be on their feet.”

Pepsi Center has a throwback feel, going back to the days when Roy backstopped the team. Players witnessed it at Thursday’s morning skate.

“Just going out there and seeing all the white flags in the seats brings a lot of excitement to the building,” Johnson said. “I know Denver fans have been waiting a long time for a team to cheer for in the playoffs. This is going to be a fun night for everybody.”


Source: NHL