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Avalanche Takeaways: Mikko Rantanen Saves The Day (+)



Mikko Rantanen All-Star

ST. LOUIS – As the Colorado Avalanche came off the ice here at Enterprise Center, there was some extra excitement beyond just your average December regular-season victory. In the antiquated visitors’ dressing room (think: 1960s decor, metal hangers as a “locker”, no carpeting on the floor, a long, bare, skinny bench player seats), Avalanche players literally skipped to the Lou (my darling) after a semi-miracle 3-2 victory over Jordan Binnington (boo) and the St. Louis Blooooooos (that’s “Blues”). Mikko Rantanen was your Foo Fighters Superman on the game, with the hattie.

There were lots of high-fives and yelling from some of the young kids, happy for the OT win. Pavel Francouz, however, was as calm as ever. He took my congratulations with a very modest “Thank You.” Mikko Rantanen, though, was a bit more loquacious, after his HAT TRICK performance in the win, including a tying goal with 7.1 seconds left (later changed to 8.1 left) in the Avalanche’s best and most satisfying victory of the season.

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Brennan is an aspiring sports writer just getting started in the industry. He is also an intern writer for Full Press Coverage. Brennan has lived in Colorado his whole life and is a graduate in History at Colorado State University. He loves rock and metal music, especially the band Papa Roach.

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