Avs' Roy says home ice the key in Game 7

Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter (22) hits Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (29)...

Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter (22) hits Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (29) during the second period in Game 6 of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Robert Tychkowski, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

DENVER - After six thrilling and hard-fought battles, the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche are squaring off one last time, once and for all, to prove who’s better.

It has been a great struggle, but the end is near, for the series and for one of these teams.

“It’s hard to put it into words,” said Minnesota coach Mike Yeo, moments after the Wild wrapped up their morning skate at the Pepsi Center. “When we lost in here in Game 5 one of the things I said to the guys is there’s not many things that are better than a Game 7.

“Now it’s here, it’s in front of us. Let’s lay it all on the line. You don’t want to have any regrets, you don’t want to say I wish I would have tried to make an extra play.”

 


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