The big picture has a nice view: An 8-2-1 record overall, six of the first 11 games having been on the road. But it’s how those two regulation losses happened that was bugging Jared Bednar late Saturday night, after his Colorado Avalanche team lost 5-2 at home to Anaheim.
For Bednar, there are no brownie points for having one great game, like the Avs did last weekend in smoking Tampa Bay on the road, and in Vegas on Friday. It’s how you build on those kinds of things that matter more to Bednar, and so far the Avs have flunked two of those tests in his eyes.
“I didn’t like the way we responded after playing a real good game in Tampa, when we went to St. Louis. I didn’t like that game at all. Now we did the same thing again after Vegas. Now it’s something we have to address,” Bednar said.