Friday nights at the Pepsi Center really are the best. Especially when the Av's win. I read things on the hockey blogs words blasting the Av's like (regarding today's game at L.A.): "A win by the Avalanche would move them into 3rd and guarantee them at least 5th place over the break. Certainly, the effort will need to be better than it has been for that to happen.". Dater did not post anything on this one, but I am sure he would have blasted the way they played until the 3rd period, when they caught up and scored the game winner.
Phoenix Coyotes left wing Vernon Fiddler (38) crashes into Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson (41) as the puck flies through the air in a clowd of snow during a regular season game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche beat the Coyotes 2-1 in regulation.
Duchene scored both goals, but both were opposite end of the ice from me... so I didn't get action on the goals. Here's a celebration pic. I did catch some really decent action at my end.
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brett Clark (5) celebrate a goal (Duchene's 2nd goal on the night, and Clark with the 1st assist).
This was the last Av's home game before the Olympic break. Next up: Red Wings on March 1st. Should be a good one.