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  • The Avalanche looked like an NHL team again.  I was sure they'd come out hard in the first and was a little surprised they didn't fall apart after playing well and giving up the first goal.  They deserved the point that they earned.
  • Tough break on Porter's tripping call in OT, but it was the right one.  
  • I was looking forward to seeing Olver, but he is in way over his head playing center on a top 6 NHL line.  Looked completely out of place and only ended up playing 7:56.
  • Jordan Staal was the best player on the ice, not even close, but O'Reilly was the game's second best player.
  • Congrats to Gaunce on his first NHL goal.  I saw a lot of tweets that basically said "why hasn't this guy been playing?" 
  • Injuries and the mis-management of the blueliners (both through trades and roster decisions) is what has done the Avs in this season.  
  • We've been getting better games out of Hunwick and Wilson lately, unfortunately Liles and O'Byrne's level of play has been dropping.
  • What a fight by Wilson.  Its not often you see a fight so one sided in the NHL - I'm glad he didn't break his hand.
  • Koci watch: 1:30.  (wow.)
Next game: at Sharks, Saturday 8:30PM mountain