Colorado had failed to score on its previous five power plays in the game and on 14 consecutive man advantages covering seven games.
I'm just hoping that this gets the ball rolling!
Another recap, this one from the Wall Street Journal
Winnik staked the Avalanche to a 1-0 lead late in the first period by beating Miller with a wrist shot on a breakaway. T.J. Galiardi set up the goal after flipping the puck up ice to an awaiting Winnik.
I know, I'm somewhat biased towards Daniel Winnik, but that was an awesome pass by Galiardi.
"I went to five different high schools," Mercier said. "Moving around so much helped me mature, and learn time and money management. Moving around was a huge benefit for me. I really learned to live on my own before I had to."