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Morning Flurries: The Rebel Forces Fall on Avalanche Star Wars night

The Avalanche lose (but one lucky family wins) on Star Wars night, the Coyotes lose again, and the Canadiens get a recovered prospect

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Normally, I start the morning-after game nights Morning Flurries with a run-down of the game the night before.

Today, though, I’m just going to leave you with a quote from the recap:

“It was Star Wars Night at Pepsi Center, as the Colorado Avalanche battled the Tampa Bay Lightning in a struggle for the Galaxy that started as a lightsaber goalie duel, but ended with 11 goals being scored in less than a half-hour.

When all the planetary dust settled, the Avalanche fell just short, losing to the Lightning 6-5.”

There really isn’t any other way to describe this game. Go read the official recap. [Mile High Hockey]

In other Colorado-based hockey news, Dartmouth fell to the Denver Pioneers via an excellent 1-0 shutout on Friday night. If you missed it, here’s the recap from yesterday. [MHH]

While the Avalanche had a close night, another team just to the south had a tough outing of their own. With a tight 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Arizona Coyotes dropped their sixth straight contest, after seemingly straightening things out through November. [Five For Howling]

Do you love hockey uniforms? Do you have strong feelings about them? If so, here’s a definitive ranking of Women’s Hockey Uniforms for 2017, just to get you riled up. [The Ice Garden]

Speaking of getting you riled up - if you want to cry, go ahead and watch this:

In Montreal, the Canadiens have just taken Nikita Scherbak off their injured list for the AHL’s Laval Rocket. His return could be huge for the AHL affiliate. [Habs Eye On The Prize]

Have you been following the drama involving the Ottawa Senators and their possible relocation? Well, Don Cherry has been. [CBC]

For your second feel-good moment of the day:

Finally, we need to talk about this Williams Sonoma nonsense.

There’s something called the ‘2017 Hater’s Guide To The Williams Sonoma Catalog’.

I don’t know what this is about. I haven’t read it, and I don’t want to. I love Williams Sonoma - you get to wander around, look at cooking products you have no business EVER paying $600 to use, then you get to eat food cooked by those products under the VEEEERRRYYY thinly veiled guise of pretending you just want to know if the Vegan Artisan Pork Spice Bisque Rub or whatever is something you want to buy. (Verdict? Of course you don’t, it’s a $60 pork rub. Do you care? Heck no. It’s delicious, and cooked by someone - aka not you - who understands how to use basic kitchen appliances).

Despite this, I keep seeing it pop up on my timeline.

People seem to feel very passionate about it, so I’ll leave it here for you. Maybe it’s worthless. Maybe I’ve enlightened your week. Who really knows for sure?

Here you go.