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Avs anxious, excited to get started on Cup journey

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The journey to eternal glory starts tonight for the Avs.

The regular season was a 56-game warmup to get to this point. The Avs managed 39 wins and a Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season, but none of those wins—or regular-season accomplishments—matter more than winning the 16 playoff games that it takes to hoist Lord Stanley’s prized possession.

“Guys feel good; they’re excited to play,” Avs head coach Jared Bednar said Monday afternoon. “It’s that time of year where it’s the most fun time to be playing hockey. They’ve put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes over the last few days, lots of meetings, getting prepared, and I think they’re anxious to get out and go play.”

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as NHL.com, TheAHL.com and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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