The Colorado Avalanche put up a good fight up until game 6, but in the end the Nashville Predators eliminated the Avalanche in a shut-out game in Nashville Sunday night. The Colorado Avalanche extended the series to its sixth game Friday night at Pepsi Center when they beat the Predators 2 – 1 at the end of the third period cutting Nashville’s series lead 3 – 2.
While Sunday night’s games wasn’t even close, the Avalanche still made waves in their only series of the post season, scoring first in games one and two of the series. Although the Avalanche lost those first two games in Nashville they still managed to place a great deal of pressure on the Predators.
The Avalanche joined the Minnesota Wild, the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks, the New Jersey Devils, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of elimination.
In other sports, the Colorado Rapids were shut-out over the weekend, by the Real Salt Lake SC, in a rivalry match that earned the Rapids four yellow cards, and one red card. Despite Colorado’s dominance at the start of the game, penalties killed any hope of beating Real Salt Lake. This week the Rapids train in preparation, before heading to Orlando to face, Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
The Colorado Rockies are reeling after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies lost 13 – 5 Monday night to the San Diego Padres. Game two of a three-game series is scheduled for Tuesday night (had not been played at the time of this writing) and game three of the series will be played Wednesday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. Despite the Rockies slide, they still managed to have a good hold of the number three spot in the National League West, two games ahead of the San Francisco Giants, and three games ahead of the San Diego Padres. The Rockies are still 4.5 games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks and a half game behind the L.A. Dodgers.
We are now just days away from the NFL draft and the amount of draft predictions that have been floating around sports media sites leaves one thing for certain, no one knows what the Denver Broncos are planning on doing. It’s apparent that the first four teams in the draft will be vying for a quarterback (QB) however since the Broncos picked up Case Keenum in the off-season, many believe that the Broncos will pass on a first round QB. It’s anyone’s guess what the President of Football Operations, John Elway will do with the number 5 pick. All we can do at this point is speculate.