Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Avalanche to face Columbus in two-game series next season in Finland

Avalanche to face Columbus in two-game series next season in Finland

They also played an exhibition game at the Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, defeating the Belfast Giants select team 5-1 on October 2. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning faced each other in Stockholm on November 8-9 as part of the 2019 Global Series.

"We have kicked off our season with worldwide games twice in the past decade, and both times the trips have proved valuable for our team building, so we feel that this trip to Germany and the Czech Republic will be beneficial for our team", said Bruins president Cam Neely.

The NHL will continue to play regular-season games in Europe in 2020, with Finland and the Czech Republic each hosting games. "We have men that have been there and are from there and then to be able to bring our team and clearly show our crew close to, I assume our fellas get energized for that". Going into Thursday's game, Columbus had the fourth-lowest shooting percentage in the league in five-on-five play (6.55 percent) and the second-lowest in all situations (7.21 percent). Rantanen and Donskoi both played in the SM-Liiga in Finland before making the leap to North America. "It's kind of far away, the focus is on this season and right now but it kind of keeps you energized to know that it's coming and I spoke to my family today and they were super excited, they will all be in Helsinki to see us play".

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Celtics: Center Enes Kanter missed his seventh straight game after suffering a bruised left knee in Boston's season opener. This calendar year, by way of seven game titles, he'd looked magnificent and the Celtics had been firing on all cylinders.

On Friday, Bednar announced that Zadorov was out indefinitely until an update on his injury was available. Matt Nieto and Matt Calvert also tallied for Colorado. With the Avalanche now dealing with a myriad of injuries, Donskoi has been shifted up to the team's first line and top power-play unit, a highly desired role playing alongside superstar center Nathan MacKinnon.

Blue Jackets Injuries: Markus Nutivaara: day to day (upper body).

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