SAN JOSE, Calif.--It's another elimination game for the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it's also a "do-or-die" contest for the San Jose Sharks.
Colorado and San Jose both aim to extend their seasons this evening as they play Game 7 of their second-round series at SAP Center. The winner will advance to the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, who won their own Game 7 in double overtime against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
"Feels good. I think everybody's in a good mood, we're excited to play," said Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog following the team's morning skate. "I think, obviously it's a Game 7, we all know that, but we've played some must-wins in the past and the last few weeks in the regular season we had some must-wins.
"For us, we're looking at this for what it is, and we're not going to blow it out of proportion. We're not going to pretend it's not a Game 7 either because that's not possible. We're just going to go out and play like the season is on the line."