Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Win Streak Ends at 6

All good things come to an end eventually.

In this case, Colorado six-game winning streak ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings, a 5-0 loss last night at the Pepsi Center.

It was one of those games where nothing went right.

Last week's top two stars, Matt Duchene and Tomas Fleischmann, combined for just two shots on goal, and Duchene was a -3.

The Avs were sloppy, often losing the puck in the neutral zone. For the past couple days, there has been so much press about how fast the Avs are, and how their neutral zone play gives other teams fits. The Kings disrupted that and really tilted the ice all night.

You can't fault Craig Anderson entirely, but he hasn't been good this year. That's all there is to say. It's almost been the reverse of last season, as it has been the Avalanche offense that has saved the team this year, not the goaltending.

One loss is nothing to get upset about. Nor would a second straight loss be of much concern. A third straight? Then it's a losing streak.

Let's just hope that the Avs can right the ship and prove that last night was just an aberration.

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