Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Building from Buffalo (+ 5 Bold Predictions)

After dealing with a seemingly random snow storm just outside of Philly and then waiting at least 6 hours to get power back, I'm finally able to get on here and talk about the Avs.

Here's a full NHL.com recap on Saturday's big 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres.

Anyone underestimating that win really shouldn't be. The Avs went in against one of the hottest teams in the NHL, played 60 minutes of tremendous defense with offensive pressure, and got Budaj his first shootout win in what seems like, well, ever. Jordan Leopold scored the game-tying goal with about six minutes left in the game and Ryan Smyth ended up notching the shootout winner.

Three Stars of That Game

1. Peter Budaj (29 saves, perfect in the third, solid in the shootout)
2. Adam Foote (Took a puck to the foot early, came back and shut everyone down)
3. Ryan Smyth (Assisted on the Leopold goal, his shot in the shootout looked like luck)

Arnason Watch

One shot in just under 13 minutes of ice time. Why is this guy still on the Avalanche power play?


The Avs will head to Calgary to take on the Flames at 9:30 ET tonight. Your bold predictions are as follows:

Three fights, two of which will be by Cody McLeod.

Ben Guite will register two points.

Todd Bertuzzi will be worse than a -1.

Mikka Kiprusoff will be pulled by the 3rd period.

Some Av
will have a four point night.


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