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Avs move up game time to accommodate NL playoffs

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche and the NHL moved the start
of its game Sunday to 5 p.m. to accommodate the National League
playoffs.

The game against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center was
moved up an hour, the Avs said, to allow sports fans to watch the Denver Broncos' kickoff against the San Diego Chargers at 2:15 p.m., the
Avs-Sharks game at 5 p.m. and Game 3 of the Colorado Rockies' divisional series against the Philadelphia Phillies at 8 p.m.

"This coming Sunday will be a very special day in Colorado
major league sports history and we wanted everyone to be able to
attend these three events if they wished to do so," Avs general
manger Francois Giguere said.

The Avs open the season Wednesday night against Dallas.