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Avs Grades In Game 3 Win Over Preds (+)



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“I’ve been chasin’ the big wheels all over Nashville / Waitin’ for my big break to come / Livin’ on ketchup soup, homemade crackers and Kool-Aid / I’ll be a star tomorrow, but today I’m a Nashville bum.”

Grades for Game 3:

Val Nichushkin : B+ – “Mr. Do It All” added a goal today and four shots on net. Doesn’t matter if it’s an empty-netter or not, he always seems to be in the right spot.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel : C+ – He was tied for third on the team with hits (5). The Avs have a stranglehold on the series and I have a feeling it’s about to get a lot chippier. So, keep NAK in the lineup, please.

Logan O’Connor : C+ – A quieter night compared to Thursday. His line is going to be tested as the games get more physical. He was absolutely trucked in this game on a penalized hit by Filip Forsberg, but he shook it off just fine. Forsberg (no relation to Peter that’s for sure, as evidenced by his awful play in this series) cost his team big there.

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