That was what you call a hard-earned win. Avs beat the Wild 2-1 in a game in which it definitely looked like each team was missing some of their top players. But the Avs were better and deserved the win. Let’s get to some grades:
Gabe Landeskog (B-) – A little sloppy with the puck at times, especially in the second period, but he was better in the third. Seems like he’s a bit snake-bit offensively right now, with no goals in the last six games.
J.T. Compher (B) – I give J.T. a better grade than maybe he deserved because he stood up for teammate Cale Makar, after the Calder Trophy winner was charged by Kyle Rau in the second period. Standing up for your teammates matters. He was pretty decent defensively too.