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Roy, youthful Avalanche brace for Game 7 against Wild in a series home team has won each time

Tuesday, 04.29.2014 / 7:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Roy, youthful Avalanche brace for Game 7 against Wild in a series home team has won each time

DENVER - Patrick Roy was quite calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all.

Of course, the first-year Colorado Avalanche coach has been in a few pressure-packed Game 7 situations as a Hall of Fame goaltender — 13 to be exact.

His players? Not as much experience. A dozen had never been to the post-season before this year.

And yet Roy's hardly fretting over his team's emotional state heading into a decisive final game Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild, with the winner moving on to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

On the contrary, Roy's reminding his youthful team of one simple thing: Enjoy the moment.

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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday