Avalanche must beat Wild in Game 7 Wednesday night to stay in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Roy reminds youthful team to 'Enjoy the moment'

DENVER - Patrick Roy was calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all.

Of course, the first-year Colorado Avalanche coach has been in a few pressure-packed Game 7 situations as a Hall of Fame goaltender -- 13 to be exact.

His players? Not as much experience. A dozen had never been to the postseason before this year.

The Wild skated past the Avs 5-2 in Game 6, to tie series at 3.

And yet Roy's hardly fretting over his team's emotional state heading into a decisive final game Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild.

On the contrary, Roy's reminding his youthful team of one simple thing: Enjoy the moment.

Game 7 will be played at the Pepsi Center, starting at 7:30 p.m. It will be televised on CNBC, TSN2, RDS and the Altitude Network.

In 2003, the Avs faced the Wild in Game 7, also at the Pepsi Center. The Wild won 3-2 in overtime. That was Roy's last game in net.

If the Avalanche win Wednesday night they go on to play the Chicago Blackhawks in the semi-finals.

 

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