Game 34. Avs-Predators. Barrie, Varlamov pick up 2 points for Avs.

Posted: April 1, 2013 in Avs vs. Nashville Predators, Uncategorized

In a completely different game than the 6-5 thriller earlier in the year, it was Tyson Barrie scoring the first goal of the game, in overtime, to give Colorado the victory.

Photo from nhl.com

Photo from nhl.com


Didn’t get a chance to watch the game, but it’s tough to be upset about that. Yes the Avs picked up 2 points, but 0-0 games are never THAT fun to watch. The hero of the game has to be Semyon Varlamov, who stopped all 34 shots and picked up his third shutout of the season.

Both Varlamov and Pekka Rinne were fantastic. Rinne may have had the play of the game, when late in the first period PA Parenteau and Matt Duchene had a 2 on 1. Parenteau threw a great saucer pass (yawn) to Duchene who wristed a shot destined for the back of the net, but Rinne sprawled across and got his blocker on it to keep the game scoreless.

The goal was an innocent looking play. Parenteau brought the puck into the Preds zone, eventually dropped it back to Zanon who put a one timer on net, which is rare enough alone, but Rinne couldn’t hold the rebound and Barrie had a near empty net for the game winner. Why they ever sent him back in the minors in the first place is unreal. He’s here to stay now.

Just over 2 days until the trade deadline, and no moves for the Avs yet. I’ll be disappointed if that doesn’t change between now and Wednesday. Colorado needs to make some moves, so when healthy players return, they don’t have to resort to sending Barrie, or someone else down to Lake Erie again.

Colorado’s next game is Monday against the Red Wings. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Mountain time.

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