Colorado Avalanche Player Grades: The Playoffs

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 20: Gabriel Landeskog
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NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 20: Spencer Martin #30 of the Colorado Avalanche watches teammate Andrew Hammond #35 warms up prior to a game against the Nashville Predators in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 20, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /


Jonathan Bernier: D+

It’s maybe a little rude to give a player a bad grade partially because he got injured at a most inopportune time. But, sheesh, Jonathan Bernier, can you stay healthy? That said, he wasn’t throwing the best performance out there anyway — 3.87 goals against average and .883 save percentage.

Andrew Hammond: A-

Andrew Hammond sucked so bad in Game 6. He let in two soft goals, and that seemed to deflate what little air the Colorado Avalanche had left in them. However, I’m giving him the A for playing above his level — Game 6 was just his third-ever game for the Avalanche. Plus, he threw that most impressive Game 5 performance. And at the end, he recorded better stats that Bernier — 2.63 goals against, .933 save percentage.

Next: Avs Need Tom Wilson

It’s the off-season. The Colorado Avalanche have been busy sewing up some of the above players to contracts, including Mark Alt, Mark Barberio, and Gabriel Bourque.