Evan’s Daily: NHL Standings Watch, Wild and Stars Pick Up Points
Colorado Avalanche fans are officially on NHL Standings watch each and every day, but especially on days when both the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars play. Unfortunately, the Avalanche didn’t get much help on Thursday night.
In Colorado, the Avalanche were off, but CHN doesn’t take days off, as we posted a few pieces of content.
All that and more in this Friday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Jared Bednar has grown up with the core of the Avalanche, as well as his staff. Now, with one Stanley Cup championship under his belt, he’s hungry for more following his contract extension.
On Wednesday night, the Avalanche took a lot of penalties in the second period. Were all of them warranted? (+)
NHL Standings Watch
The Minnesota Wild were in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers Thursday night. Even though they were heavily favored, they ultimately lost in a shootout. That still means they picked up a point since the game went to overtime.
In Dallas, the Stars got to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were just in Colorado the night before. They should thank the schedule makers for that. Ultimately, the Stars took care of business on home-ice, beating the Penguins by a score of 3-2.
Here’s a look at the updated Central Division standings:
- Dallas Stars – 92 points in 72 games (32 Regulation wins)
- Minnesota Wild – 91 points in 72 games (29 regulation wins)
- Colorado Avalanche – 88 points in 70 games (29 regulation wins)
The Avalanche still have a chance to win the Central Division, but will need to take care of their own business, as they have games in hand. They also play both the Stars and Wild one more time.
National Hockey Now
VHN: The Golden Knights got Logan Thompson back on Thursday night from injury. However, Thompson left the game and did not return, so they’re kind of back to square one.