Monday night was what we’ve all been waiting for.
It was a fairly frustrating first three games of the series and we haven’t seen the domination and buzz we saw on a near-nightly basis from this Avs team during the regular season. Most of that is a credit to a stingy defense-first Arizona team. Even more credit belongs to Darcy Kuemper, who can steal games from teams, just as he did to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Monday felt like it had to be a response game. A loss by the Avalanche meant two straight wins for Arizona and a brand new series tied at two games apiece, with all of the momentum howling the Coyotes’ way. The Avalanche weren’t going to let that be an option.