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2/17 LA 6, Colorado 5 (SO)

Not a proper recap today, as I slept through about 95% of the game. Colorado lost a couple of 2-goal leads in the 3rd period, and former Avalanche tied the game with 3.9 seconds left to force OT. The Avs get a point, but lose ground in the West with the Flames winning. The trade deadline is Tuesday. I look for the Avs to be sellers, but probably only in some minor deals.

Lines

Joel Quenneville went back to 6 defensemen, sitting Kurt Sauer (his first scratch after 25 straight games played) in favor of Jeff Finger. Mark Rycroft got into the lineup, playing on the 4th line with Ben Guite and Ian Laperriere. Laperriere was moved down from the 3rd line and Marek Svatos was moved up.

C Sakic, LW Richardson, RW Brunette: 13:14 ATOI (EV), 0 pts (EV), 6 shots, -2
C Stastny, LW May, RW Hejduk: 10:59 ATOI (EV), 0 pts (EV), 9 shots, -4
C Arnason, LW McLean, RW Svatos: 9:53 ATOI (EV), 3 pts (EV), 6 shots, +1
C Guite, LW Rycroft, RW Laperriere: 9:47 ATOI (EV), 3 pts (EV), 5 shots, +2

D Clark & D Skrastins: 17:54 ATOI (EV), 0 pts (EV), 3 shots, -3
D Klee & D Vaananen: 14:21 ATOI (EV), 0 pts (EV), 0 shots, +1
D Liles & D Finger: 13:09 ATOI (EV), 0 pts (EV), 2 shots, E

Quick Hits


  • Colorado has more EV goals than their opponent in just 1 of the last 17 games, and in just 3 2nd half contests overall.



  • Joe Sakic has 29 points in the last 20 games, with points in all but 2 contests. He's currently on pace for 98 points, which would be his 3rd best season in Colorado. He also has a shot at a career high in assists (69 is his best, he's on pace for 65).