11 February 2010
Did we all forget that earlier this season the Avs were on a quest to prove that a 2 goal lead was worst lead in hockey? Good teams find ways to win games on nights where they don’t have there best stuff - and that’s just what the Avs did.
- This one felt like two completely different games. It completely turned at 4:19 mark when Atlanta went up 3-1 on Antropov’s goal. Not to toot my own horn but I tweeted: @anyonebutDET “Not looking good - but let's see if ATL starts to relax a little bit…” Guess even I'm right once in a while... :)
- Nice to see the 4th line chip in on the game tying goal. Durno has done a decent job filling a role that Hendricks had been filling on the 4th line.
- There was plenty not to like from Colorado in this game. The Avs had done a great job getting shots to the net in the previous two games - not tonight. Everyone seemed to opt to make the pretty pass instead of getting the puck on net.
- Also, Colorado was outshot 27-18 through 2 periods and the overall quality of Atlanta’s chances were exponentially better.
- Also, Atlanta badly outworked Colorado (until the 3rd.)
- And also, the Avs had far, far too many turnovers at their own blueline.
- Stastny somehow ended up with 3 assists tonight.
- Craig Anderson was sporting a new mask (see pic above).
- I didn’t agree with Mike Kelly’s first star selection (Kyle Cumiskey). Even with Kyle’s highlight reel goal, I felt Andy was still the biggest reason the Avs still had a chance to get back in the game in the 3rd period and thus deserved the first star. (Although he did sort of setup Atlanta’s third goal.)
Next game: One more at more against Phoenix on Friday, 7PM MST
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