The Colorado Avalanche will host the St. Louis Blues in their second game simulation. The video will be broadcast live and feature special in-game elements.
The Colorado Avalanche will be hosting the St. Louis Blues tonight for a Division Rivalry game — virtually, that is. All players are still self-isolating in their homes.
The Avalanche will be broadcasting a game on Twitch between the two Central Division rivals. The game is a simulation on EA NHL20.
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Because the Avs are the home team playing against a division rival, they will be wearing their navy third jerseys tonight. In addition to that detail, the broadcast will include other in-arena elements that are specific to these rivalry nights.
The broadcast should start with singer Jake Schroeder singing the anthem as he does at Pepsi Center. What’s more, Altitude TV broadcaster Marc Moser and color analyst Peter McNab will offer their commentary during the game.
Last week, the team broadcast a similar NHL20 game. The Avalanche hosted the Detroit Red Wings. Though the Wings took an early lead, Colorado skated to a 6-3 victory. Winger Andre Burakovsky led the team in points with three — two goals and an assist. Both Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar earned two assists each.
The Colorado Avalanche have won two and lost two against the St. Louis Blues this season. The tie-breaker was supposed to be the final game of the season.
That game, which was to be played on April 4, was probably also going to determine which team would take over the title of Best in the West, as the Central Division leader was sure to also be the Western Conference leader. The Avalanche spent the majority of the season two points behind but with a game in hand — the final game of the season was to be the great equalizer, and it was on home ice at Pepsi Center.
I guess that fact gives tonight’s simulation a little extra filip. I know it’s hard to get excited watching a game simulation instead of the actual players. It’s the best we have for now, though. Who knows? The NHL is working very hard to finish out some semblance of the season and award the Stanley Cup. We may yet get to see the real thing this year.
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The Colorado Avalanche also have JT Compher representing the team in actually playing NHL20 against other NHL players. The games are supposed to start tomorrow, April 30. Compher will match up against Filip Forsberg for an Avalanche vs Predators game simulation on May 2 at 1 pm MT.