In what has been a terrific season for Colorado's affiliate club, the Lake Erie Monsters clinched their first ever playoff berth last night thanks to Hamilton's 2-1 victory over Abbotsford.
Even though the Avs will see their season end after a few more games, the Monsters may very well make some noise in the AHL Playoffs.
If you're planning to follow their progress, you'll want to bookmark Jori's Colorado Avalanche Prospects Blog. It's a must-read if you're interested in the next generation of Avalanche stars, and it's a site I check out every day.
Good luck to the Lake Erie!