Game 35. Avs-Red Wings. Avs at least make the loss close.

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Avs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Detroit jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and after a goaltender change, the Avs rallied to only lose by 1.

Photo from nhl.com

Photo from nhl.com


At this point in the season, I think I speak for all Avs fans when I say, thank goodness there are only 13 games left. It has been brutal to watch them over the past month.

The Avs were hanging in there, and looked just as good as Detroit for the first 15 minutes of the game, but a bit of a lucky bounce got the ball rolling for Detroit. Justin Abdelkader whacked the puck out of mid-air on a rebound from Varlamov. Varly had next to no chance at the save. I think it was a bit lucky that Abdelkader got the puck in the net, but it was a heck of a play by him.

In the second, Danny Clearly got the puck right in front of the net on the powerplay, and easily beat Varlamov 5-hole, for the second goal. Erik Johnson has to be the one to blame, who was stuck in no man’s land between the passer and the shooter on the goal.

Detroit made it a trio in a row, when Damien Brunner one timed the puck past Varly from the far faceoff circle. Heck of a shot, and another one that Varlamov had no chance on. And this is where I turned off the game.

I still followed it, and the Avs made it interested in the third, with Jamie McGinn getting an early powerplay goal, and Matt Duchene scored late, and as much as I wanted to turn it back on, I didn’t want to jinx it because they turned things around once I stopped watching. But in typical Avs fashion, couldn’t get that late goal, and fell by one.

Well, the Avs remain in the tie for last place. And to bring it up again, since they’re trading everyone…why did the Avs match the O’Reilly offer sheet? Why??? They could’ve had 2 of the top 3 picks in the draft along with cap space, but instead are stuck with Mr. Character himself.

The Avs next game is Tuesday against the Predators. The game starts at 6 p.m.

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