Game 45: Blues at Colorado –*Blues playoff magic number is 2
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04-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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I think I've figured out why The Avs' PK is best in The NHL at home and terrible on the road. In Denver, their opponents are gassed (due to the thin air), while The Avs are used to it, and, therefore, are almost at even strength. Consistent with that, The Avs have a very good home record (where they have the oxygen/training advantage) and a terrible road record (because when they DON'T have that breathing advantage, the problems with their defence are much more exposed).
Not sure I buy that to be honest.
This phenomenon has been explained in other sports too (football with the Denver Broncos, for example) and apparently the results are mixed. Players have reported to gotten used to it after a short period of time into the game, and then after a while you don't even notice it. The Blues got into Colorado yesterday, so I'd imagine that they had broke past that threshold with a practice/skate.
Some believe it's all in your head, and others believe that there is a legitimate advantage.
I'm likely to lean toward the former.
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