When the Avs force me to stay up past my bedtime, things can either go one of two ways. One, we lose and then I'm angry that I stayed up late, or the more favorable option, we win, but then I'm too jazzed to fall asleep. Thankfully tonight's game was well worth staying up for with two goals from Landeskog, a spectacular performance from Calvin Pickard, and the Avs were able to pull off an amazing 4-3 come from behind win.
After a poor first where the Avs ended the period down two zip thanks to rather outstanding goals from Doughty and Lewis, I was beginning to having fears that we might be having a repeat of last night's drowning loss in the Shark Tank. The Avs proved my anxiety unnecessary when it only took Dutchy 42 seconds into the second to get the Avs on the board. Landy would then get the game tying goal off a rebound to make it 2-2.
The Avs entered the third period down 2-3, but it would be the captain once again to tie the game. It only took a few minutes (and a 4-3 power play) for Nathan MacKinnon to fire one past Quick for the go-ahead-goal. The game would come down to the final seconds after a questionable hooking call on McLeod, but Pickard came up big and the Avs would skate away victorious.
The Avs only put 19 shots on net compared to the Kings 38, but Pickard made the necessary saves to give the Avs the W. While the blowout loss to the Sharks still stings, the Avs have now won the last five of their six games, and enter the All-Star break in the number one wild card spot, and fourth in the division. It is safe to say that this Avs fan will be dreaming sweetly tonight.