Perfectly protected by its No. 2 goaltender Pavel Francouz, Colorado took off in the Western Conference final against Edmonton. The Avalanche now lead 2-0.
On its Denver ice, Colorado won 4-0 in Act II of the series thanks to 24 saves from its Czech goalkeeper, called to replace Darcy Kuemper hit in the upper body in the first game, and also to the three assists of its center Nazem Kadri. The Avalanche forced the decision in the second period with their first two goals scored in the space of… 15 seconds by Arturri Lehkonen and by Josh Manson.
Act III will take place in Edmonton. The Oilers now find themselves facing a real mountain. The Avalanche has, in fact, removed the five games played outside during these play-offs. Moreover, he qualified fifteen times in the nineteen times he led 2-0 in a series.