Another game, more of the same losing hockey. On the second night of a back-to-back, the Avalanche had neither the legs nor the wherewithal to get the job done at the end of an east coast road trip.
The 1st Period resembled Colorado's previous meeting with Carolina on October 21st, a 0-0 game at the end of regulation before ending on a Victor Rask goal in overtime. A bunch of sloppy neutral zone play and empty power play chances would result in a similarly non-existent score.
The 2nd Period would be more lively, with Alex Tanguay scoring on a puck that deflected off Mikhail Grigorenko's breezers. Nathan MacKinnon would pick up the secondary assist on the play after streaking up the ice on a Brandon Gormley pass. That wouldn't last, though, as Carolina would tie it up just five minutes later on a Victor Rask tip-in. And if that wasn't enough, they would score again 2:54 later on a power play induced by a John Mitchell trip.
Jeff Skinner would score on a fluke rebound 5:07 into the 3rd, putting the game mostly out of reach. Carl Soderberg would score a point-blank opportunity during a 6-on-5 situation, but that would be all.
Avs went 1-2-0 on the road trip, falling to 3-6-1 overall.