The Colorado Avalanche started the season on a very high note, winning the first six games of their season. In three of their next four games after the six-game win streak, they gave up four goals twice, and another game that ended 7-0, the Avalanche on the losing end.
I’ll give them the fact that they have many new players on the team and they were/are trying to figure out who fits on what lines best. That does take time. Heck, it took too much time in the eyes of some Avalanche fans. Some fans had even thought about wanting the Avalanche to fire head coach Jared Bednar.
First of all, I’d like to congratulate the Avalanche for getting the monkey off their backs against the Seattle Kraken. It wasn’t just a win. It was a dominant win—a 5-1 showing by the Avalanche. I saw a lot of people acknowledge that it looked like Seattle was still thinking about last year’s playoff series. Sometimes, when your mind is somewhere it isn’t supposed to be, you lose focus on what is in front of you. That is possibly what happened to Seattle on Monday.
That game was a full team effort, as the five goals were scored by five different players, one being Jonathan Drouin, which is about time.
In Wednesday night’s win against the Anaheim Ducks, I was pleased to see Valeri Nichushkin record two of the Avalanche’s six goals. He now has five goals on the season and has scored in back-to-back games for the Colorado Avalanche.
As for the win as a team, I understand it was against the Ducks’ backup goaltender, but a win’s a win. The reasoning about it not being convincing because it was against a backup, well, I just don’t really care for it. I’m happy with where this team currently is. Will they continue being on fire? That remains to be seen. That being said, nobody should hang their heads low right now. It feels good to get a win against the Anaheim Ducks.