NASHVILLE, Tenn.--In order for the Colorado Avalanche to continue its Stanley Cup Playoff push, it will have to defeat the Nashville Predators this evening at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville has a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven, first-round series and needs one more win to advance to the second round.
While the deficit seems like a hole, the Avs are not looking at it that way. They are focusing on the task at hand and not looking past tonight's Game 5.
"We know it's do or die from here out, but you can't look at the big picture or else it seems daunting," said defenseman Tyson Barrie. "Take it one game at a time, and we have been playing good hockey. We are right with these guys, so there is no reason we can't get a big win tonight."