It feels good to win again, doesn’t it? The Colorado Avalanche won their first game in two weeks beating the Dallas Stars 5-3 on the strength of Matt Nieto’s first career hat trick. The first line got dominated while Zadorov and Barrie got demolished from a shot-differential standpoint, but the team still won. That’s a testament to the new found depth of the team - oh and just how good is Semyon Varlamov? Here is a full recap of the game.
Pension Plan Puppets (SBN Toronto Maple Leafs) decided to tackle the best and worst jerseys in the current NHL. I can smell the homerism from 1,500 miles away and it stinks. They can’t even tell the difference between burgundy and maroon, yeesh! [PPP]
ICYMI: Yesterday was a milestone for the Colorado Avalanche and their longtime hall of fame goaltender. On October 24, 2002, Patrick Roy became the NHL’s all-time leader in games played by a goaltender. Stick taps to you, Paddy.
The Avalanche held a Meet the Team Party at Top Golf on Monday night for season ticket holders. Did the players really need shirts with their names on them?
Other Hockey News
Antti Niemi has not had a great start to the season...
Antti Niemi has given up 16 goals in 3 games. How can he fix his recent struggles? pic.twitter.com/QaC7tuH1DJ— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) October 23, 2017
...maybe the beach and some Florida sun will help him get back on track. [ProHockeyTalk]
Drew Doughty could test free agency next year. Would you like to see him in an Avs sweater? That’s a rhetorical question people. [Sportsnet]
Our first trip to Vegas is on Friday night and the Golden Knights will be with 2 goaltenders that started the year with their AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves. [ProHockeyTalk]