The Avalanche are in Detroit tonight to take on the Red Wings. Obviously, it's been kind of an up and down season so far for the Avalanche and I don't have a freaking clue which persona I should adopt for today's recap. So, I went with both.
Sonny Sunshine: The Avalanche have scored 30 goals on the road, tops in the league
Negative Nancy: Maybe we should arrange to have the Pepsi Center demolished while the Avs are gone? They have an underwhelming 7 goals at home...dead last.
Sonny Sunshine: Overall, though, things have been good. The Avs have outshot their opponents 452 to 423 so far this year.
Negative Nancy: The Avs are 2-5-1 when outshooting the opposition
Sonny Sunshine: The Avalanche have the league's most potent power play, converting on 26.7% of their chances
Negative Nancy: And the Avs' Penalty Kill is sputtering along at 75.6% efficiency. That a half point worse than last year, when they were dead last in the league.
Sonny Sunshine: Right Winger David Jones leads the team with a blistering 19.2% shooting percentage.
Negative Nancy: Jones is averaging less than 2 shots per game.
Sonny Sunshine: Matt Duchene leads the team in scoring with 11 points.
Negative Nancy: He'll never move off the wing now.
Sonny Sunshine: Semyon Varlamov has a higher save percentage than Craig Anderson.
Negative Nancy: And a lower save percentage than Jose Theodore
Sonny Sunshine: The Avs have not lost a game in regulation when leading after the 1st or 2nd period (3-0-1, 4-0-0).
Negative Nancy: The Avs have not won a game when losing after the 1st or second period (0-2-0, 0-5-0)
Sonny Sunshine: The Red Wings are sponsored by AMWAY. LOLOLOLOL
Negative Nancy: Maybe if the Avalanche had a sponsor, they could spend some money on players? You know, like that whole "free agency" thing that all the other teams take part in?
Sonny Sunshine: Todd Bertuzzi is a choad
Negative Nancy: Can't disagree with you there.