With the Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, CSNWashington.com is previewing each of the eight first round matchups.
COLORADO (C1) VS. MINNESOTA (WC1)
2012-13 Record: 16-25-7, 39 points
Where they finished: 5th in the Northwest; 15th in the West; 21st in NHL
Coach: Patrick Roy (1st season)
The Colorado Avalanche remain without a head coach, but multiple reports throughout the week have linked Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy to the vacant position.
By: Ben Raby
From Comcast SportsNet