Avs want to finish Wild off in Game 6

The Avalanche are new to this.

With 12 players on the roster playing in their first career post-season series the team is learning on the go. That means tonight's game 6 will be their first experience in a potential series clinching game.

That fourth win, can be a tough one to get.

"If you start looking at it as this is our chance to clinch it and end the series, there could be some nerves creeping in so we're careful with that," said captain Gabe Landeskog.

"We got that 3rd win and right away we were ready for game 6," said forward Paul Stastny. "I don't think we want to go and do a game 7, not if we have to. If you have a chance to finish it in 6 that's what you want to do and that's our biggest focus."

Patrick Roy has plenty of clinching experience as a player but none as a coach. So he is approaching this game like he did when he used to suit up.

"I'm not thinking about (clinching). That's a result, this is only a result. It's what we have to do for 60 minutes plus," said Roy. "It's the way I would think if I was still playing the game, after 250 some games."

The Avs know they're facing a desperate team in what's proven to be a hostile environment. The goal is to shut the Minnesota fans up.

"I think so, yeah, right," said Stastny laughing, "that's music to our ears if it's quiet."


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