Starting today we’re going to be showing highlights from the 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche season. There were a lot of memorable moments during the season and we’d like to celebrate them with the rest of Avalanche Nation.
We’ll start with the first goal of the season, courtesy of Ryan O’Reilly. This set the tone for the Avs season and O’Reilly’s breakout year on the left wing. O’Reilly proved his defensive awareness with a steal at the opponent’s blueline and then made no mistake on the breakaway. After spending the prior year engaged in a contract battle that caused him to miss the first part of the year, it was good to have “Factor” in uniform for game number one.