The Colorado Avalanche, the last wild card out of the Western Conference have forced game seven with the San Jose Sharks. On Monday night in Denver, the Colorado Avalanche pressed the number two out of the Pacific Division after wining in overtime at Pepsi Center late Monday evening.
Colorado Avalanche fans are ecstatic about the resilience Colorado has shown in both rounds of the playoffs and the idea that the Avalanche had a slim chance of making it to the semifinals or even to the Stanley Cup round aren’t nearly as far fetched as they may have been back on April 11th when the wild card round begin in Calgary.
On Wednesday the Colorado Avalanche are in San Jose (the tank) to face the Sharks in the final game of the series. The winner will move on to face the winner of Tuesday night’s game 7 featuring the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues.
The Denver Nuggets are at home Tuesday night at Pepsi Center to face the Portland Trailblazers in game 5 of their series. The Nuggets and Blazers are tied 2-2 in the series after the Denver Nuggets beat Portland in Oregon on Sunday evening. Center Nikola Jokic recorded his fourth triple double of the 2019 post-season playoff run. Jokic became just the seventh player in NBA history to do so.
While Jokic has been chalking up triple doubles, guard Jamal Murray (the Blue Arrow) recorded a post-season high 34 points. Murray was 10 for 20 shooting, and 3 of 7 from three-point range and perfect at the free throw line (11 of 11).
The one two combination proved to be too much for the Blazers which brings the tie-breaking game to Pepsi Center Tuesday night. The Nuggets who owned the top home record in the regular season are hopeful that statistic will spill into game 5 of their 7 game series.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies have won 5 of their last 10 and won 3 of their last 5 including Sunday afternoon’s game at Coors Field. The Rockies were down 7-3 heading into the 8th inning, and then Arizona’s pitcher walked in a run after loading up the bases bringing the lead to just 3. Outfielder Raimel Tapia was up in the rotation and blasted the ball to right center for a triple and the tie. Ryan McMahon poked a grounder through second base and shortstop with just enough to bring in Tapia for the lead and eventually the win.