It's a good thing for Colorado Avalanche radio announcer Marc Moser that Saturday is a day off in the Western Conference First Round against the Nashville Predators. He'll probably need some time to rest his voice after going more than a little bit crazy with his call of the winning goal in Colorado's 2-1 victory in Game 5 on Friday.
With the game tied 1-1 and less than two minutes remaining in the third period, the Avalanche came out of their zone on a 2-on-1 break. Forward Sven Andrighetto put home the rebound with 1:28 remaining after Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped J.T. Compher's shot, and Moser's call on Altitude 950 radio made sure everyone knew who had scored.
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It was a gutsy effort by the Avalanche, who avoided elimination in the best-of-7 series by rallying to win after trailing 1-0 with less than five minutes remaining. If you had any doubts, just ask Moser.
"I can't believe it! This has got to be one of the gutsiest hockey clubs in the National Hockey League," he said. "Pure guts. They've got nothing but guts!"
How much guts?
"Every guy with three big old cow hearts," Moser said. "Two pancreases. And five stomachs. Guts all over the place. I can't believe it."
The Avalanche, guts and all, will try to push the series to a seventh game when they host the Predators on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS, ALT, FS-TN).
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