It was a long night for us Avalanche fans Thursday night. They are playing Detroit in the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Av's scored first, but the Wings scored right after that and then they went up 4-1. The Av's scored two more goals, but they couldn't get things tied up. They lost Game #1 in the best-of-seven series 4-3. I think that this series will go 6 or 7 games. I hate the Wings with a passion. They are like the Yankees of hockey in my opinion. I hope that the Av's can bounce back in Game #2. Go Av's!