Colorado Avalanche: 4 Keys to Beating the Flames in Round 1

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: The Colorado Avalanche face off against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: The Colorado Avalanche face off against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 16: Fans of the Colorado Avalanche cheer prior to the game against the Nashville Predators in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Final Thoughts

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs represents the first time Calgary and Colorado have met in the the postseason. They used to be division rivals back in the old Northwest and Pacific Division days. However, they never seemed to match up in the playoffs.

The Pepsi Center is the highest arena in the NHL at 5,280 feet, which has often given Colorado a home advantage. Unfortunately, the Scotiabank Saddledome is the second highest at 3,428. At least Calgary won’t have an advantage because of the elevation.

How to Enjoy the Series

Game 1 in Calgary

Game time: April 11, 8:00 pm MT
TV Networks: Altitude, NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Radio: Altitude Radio (FM 92.5)

Game 2 in Calgary

Game time: April 13, 8:30 pm MT
TV Networks: Altitude, NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Radio: Altitude Radio (FM 92.5)

Game 3 in Colorado

Game time: April 15, 8:00 pm MT
TV Networks: Altitude, CNBC
Radio: Altitude Radio (FM 92.5)

Game 4 in Colorado

Game time: April 17, 8:00 pm MT
TV Networks: Altitude, NBCSN
Radio: Altitude Radio (FM 92.5)

Times for games five through seven will be determined later if needed.

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Leave a comment below — what do you think will be a key to the Colorado Avalanche-Calgary Flames series?