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Avs-Knights (2/22/21): First period analysis



I’ll tell you what, for a scoreless first period, I thought that was a very fun first period to watch. The Avs and Vegas Golden Knights did indeed skate to a scoreless first period, but it was a track meet right off the hop.

The Avs were outshot 10-6 in the period, and Vegas had the slightly better quality of play. But the Avs had some dangerous chances too and were rebuffed by Vegas veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The Avs were a bit too fancy with the puck on offensive forays. Sometimes they tried to turn two passes into three, instead of just the Avs stopping at No. 2 and shooting the biscuit.

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I suspect Jared Bednar is in the dressing room right now telling his team to shoot the puck more. But if the Avs keep skating like this, they’ll have more than a fighter’s chance of winning this hockey game.

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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