Game 32. Avs-Flames. Win the Avs ever win on the road again?

Posted: March 28, 2013 in Avs vs. Calgary Flames

Pretty sure I could just substitute half of the recaps I’ve written in here, and just change the team name to Flames, and be good. Opponent gets up early, Avs fight back, score a late goal, but ultimately lose 4-3.

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The Avs managed once again to find themselves down 2-0 in the first period. First was Jiri Hudler on the powerplay, and four minutes later Steve Begin scored from a bad angle. Gotta blame Varlamov for the Begin goal, but his GAA, which is above 3 now, is certainly not his fault.

Jamie McGinn brought the game within one, in the second period, but that lasted for literally 12 seconds. Every time the Avs had a chance, or somehow made it close Calgary answered right back. Ultimately Ryan O’Reilly brought the game within one, with under 8 minutes left in the third, but Colorado once again couldn’t muster one more goal.

I think I’ve figured out their offensive problems. See, when other teams get the puck below the faceoff circles, they shoot, or try to get the puck to the front of the net somehow, but when the Avs get the puck below the faceoff circles, it either goes behind the net, or back to the point for a shot which gets blocked 95% of the time. They’re trying to score too many goals through the point in the offensive zone. Throw the puck on net when you have the chance.

Good news though, the Avs look prime for a top 3 pick. Please don’t take Seth Jones, please, please, please.

Colorado gets to lose another one on the road Thursday against Vancouver. The game starts at 8 p.m. Mountain time.


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