Colorado will hosts the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in the NHL Stadium Series this weekend. The three-day festival begins on Thursday with a private skate at the temporary rink and on Friday the much-anticipated alumni game will entertain fans with many of the best Avalanche and Red Wings players from 1996-2001. And in the main event, rookie star Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings face off against Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche at Coors Field home of the Colorado Rockies Saturday night.
The Red Wings and Avalanche became division rivals during the 1995-96 season, when the Quebec Nordiques franchise moved to Colorado. The clubs met in the conference semifinals or finals in five of Colorado's first seven seasons, and the Red Wings are the Avalanche's most-played playoff opponent. In 2014, Detroit moved to the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division following realignment, while Colorado remained in the Central Division.
Tune in Saturday night on NBC to see who of the former rivals takes home a win and if you predicted right on Sage.