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Avs Grades After Tough Loss to the Canes



Nazem Kadri

Rock you like a Hurricane 

Jack Johnson: B – 15 minutes and a couple of blocked shots. Hard to nitpick his game as it’s the same night in and out.

Erik Johnson: C – Better game with four shots and four hits. He utilized his size tonight.  

Devon Toews: B – He led the defensive core with five shots and three blocked shots. Rough road trip but they’ll bounce back. 

Cale Makar: B – Almost 30 minutes played and a minus one. Not a bad game but not your “game changing” Makar performance.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel : D – 5 minutes and no shots…rough…

Tyson Jost: C – The Canes didn’t capitalize but you can’t take penalties in the third period tied. It was right in front of the net and was going to be called every time. 6 minutes played tonight. 

Alex Newhook: B- – He was getting a little fiesty with ex-Av Ian Cole. Other than that, no shots and one hit. 

Logan O’Connor: B+ – Strong performance on the penalty kill again. He’s gotta get a break eventually. 

Ryan Murray: C – 15 minutes played and a minus one. He seemed more involved tonight but no real impact.

Nathan MacKinnon: A- – He had quite a few chances tonight and Raanta was all over it. He finished with nine attempted shots and a few posts. 

J.T. Compher: B – He had three shots and 15 minutes played. He was the extra skater out there when Bednar pulled Kuemper.

Darren Helm: C+ – Not a lot going tonight. That could be said for most of the team. 

Kurtis MacDermid: C- – Little over 9 minutes played and no shots. His ice time is creeping up there slowly.

Nazem Kadri: B – He has simmered down a little bit since his scorching start to the season. He was FIRED up after the Canes scored their first goal. Nuts and bolts – he got screwed by refs tonight.

Gabe Landeskog: B- – Rough third period for the Captain. A penalty, costly turnover and a game misconduct. He played decent, just a rough period.

Andre Burakovsky: D – Yikes, nothing for Burky tonight. Big games, need big plays.

Mikko Rantanen: C – I like his physicality but man, sometimes it’s costly. Another penalty and three giveaways tonight.

Darcy Kuemper: B+ – Heart. Break. Played lights out 55 minutes but a soft goal from the point snuck in. It could have been tipped but, still…such a great game till then. 

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