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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