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Takeaways From Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Win Over Wild (+)



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Mikko Rantanen scores to give Colorado a 3-2 lead against Minnesota (Photo by Stacy Bengs, AP)

About that penalty kill…Yeah, uh, that area of the Colorado Avalanche game needs some work, this much we can surmise after three games of the 2022-23 season. Of the five goals Alexandar Georgiev has allowed so far in two games, all five came with the Avalanche short-handed. Four have come on conventional opposition power plays, and another was on a delayed penalty.

The good news? Georgiev is 2-0 as an Avalanche goalie. Win No. 2 came tonight at the Xcel Energy Center, 6-3 over the Minnesota Wild in an entertaining, if not always fundamentally well-played contest. And you know what? I thought Georgie was the Avalanche’s best player tonight. He made 36 saves. Yeah, and he had a little luck, too.

My takeaways:

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