Avs Roundup. Games 17, 18, 19, & 20. Avs Slide Down Standings, Bounce Back Big

Posted: November 20, 2013 in Avs vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Avs vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Avs vs. Florida Panthers, Avs vs. St. Louis Blues

The Avalanche faced their first bit of adversity in the season, losing three UGLY games in a row, but minimized damage with a big 5-1 win over the defending Stanley cup champions.
The only game I watched of four, was the Carolina game, in which I caught the second half. What I noticed was an Avalanche team that was not playing with any urgency and intensity, and ultimately it cost them 2 points.

Fortunately I couldn’t watch the Blues game, because the Avs got destroyed 7-3. The game was filled with ugly fights, and questionable decisions. Chris Stewart led the way with a questionable fight against Cory Sarich. It will be interesting to see how the Pepsi Center crowd treats Stewart when the Blues come to Denver.

However, the low point of the Avalanche season was a 4-1 loss to the lowly Florida Panthers at home.

The Avs lost Matt Duchene to an oblique injury, but Patrick Roy was able to rally the troops to a dominating 5-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. That’s the difference between a Patrick Roy coached team, and a Joe Sacco coached team.

Duchene will not travel with the team on their upcoming two game road trip to Phoenix and Los Angeles.

  1. Advenstor says:

    At times the team does revert back to a “Sacco” mentality (you can tell the differnece in their lack of agressiveness) almost playing not to loss and forgetting to win; the West is loaded but you have to believe that as the season progresses some of the guady records will come down; the Avs have got to keep themselves in the hunt so that come Feb/Mar they are right there in the hunt

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