The Colorado Avalanche had several "must-win" games multiple times throughout the year in order to stay in the race to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the team will have its first must-win game of the postseason.
The Avs are facing a 3-2 series deficit against the San Jose Sharks in the second-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and will host Game 6 at Pepsi Center on Monday.
"We've been through some ups and downs this season, we've been counted out numerous times. For us, we're not going to pack it in just because we're facing elimination," said captain Gabriel Landeskog. "Everybody's going to step up, and we're going to need our best team effort tomorrow. That's the way we look at it. Super proud of the group that we have in that room, but our season isn't ready to be over yet."