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Final - 4.12.2009 1 2 3 Total
St. Louis Blues 1 0 0 1
Colorado Avalanche 0 0 0 0

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Final - 4.11.2009 1 2 3 OT Total
Vancouver Canucks 0 0 0 1 1
Colorado Avalanche 0 0 0 0 0

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It makes sense.

This weekend was the Avs season in a nutshell. Good effort. Both winnable games. Both losses - shutouts to boot. You can't win if you don't score - something the woeful Avalanche offense has shown us three times in the final four games. Peter Budaj and Andrew Raycroft teamed up to allow just 3 goals in the final four games. The Avalanche lost all four.

In the end, the Avalanche finished dead last in scoring with a pathetic 190 goals (34 less than last year). That's the 2nd worst offensive season in the post-lockout era, just one goal better than the 189 scored by the Islanders last year.

The Avalanche allowed 253 goals, 26th in the league (and 37 more than last year). In case you're thinking what I'm thinking, the Capitals were just a shade better with 240 allowed.

While the season is over (thankfully), there's still a LOT to cover. The draft lottery is on Tuesday night, which, of course, we'll be covering. There's also the question marks over the status of Francois Gigurere, Tony Granato and Joe Sakic and we'll certainly be offering our useless opionions on those stories (I personally believe we'll see some sort of movement in all three of those areas quite soon). I have already started work on the boatload of final grades and hope to start milking releasing them by the end of the month. And certainly we'll be discussing the upcoming draft (June 26th) and the start of free agency (July 1st). In short, I expect the next 12 weeks or so to be quite busy for the Avalanche and it will definitely be a busy one for Mile High Hockey. Stay tuned...