DENVER -- There will be plenty of good-natured bantering tonight when former University of Denver teammates Paul Stastny and Matt Carle skate onto the Pepsi Center ice.
Stastny, who is in his sixth season with the Colorado Avalanche, and Carle, in his seventh NHL season and fourth with the Philadelphia Flyers, played pivotal roles when Denver won a national championship in 2004-05, and they remain close friends.
"It's always fun playing against him," Carle said after this morning pregame skate. "He's always trying to joke around on the ice and stuff. I'm a little more serious when I'm out there and he's always trying to get a laugh out of me when we're playing against each other. It's nothing too serious, but he keeps it fun out there."