Ouch. That one hurt didn’t it, Avs fans?
After dominating their historic rival Detroit for huge stretches of the game, including a 23 shot onslaught in the second period, it was Colorado’s special teams that lost them their third straight tonight.
While we could break this one down six ways from sunday, as I said above, when you go 1-7 on the pp and the Wings went 4 for 6 (yes, all four on the pp) you don’t deserve to win, despite playing half the game in the other teams’ end. Oh yah some goalie got his 400th win tonight, totally blanking on his name.
3 Matt Duchene – scored a couple goals, including the one that sent the game to OT
2 Nik Lindstrom – a goal and 3 helpers. Respect
1 Wings PP – disgusting tonight
Minus of the night
The Avs PK – already 3-6 on the night, the Avs, specifically Peter Budaj, were still in the giving Christmas spirit and decided to give the Wings their FOURTH gift wrapped goal.
A point is better than none, but you HAVE to win these games.