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Avalanche Locker Room: Georgiev Ready for Back to Back, Bednar Hates Scheduling



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It was another disappointing loss for the Colorado Avalanche, and another loss where they held the lead heading into the third period.

The only thing they can hang their hats on is securing a point in the standings. That point ties them with the Minnesota Wild, the team they play tomorrow evening.

Apologies for a short Georgiev video. There was an issue getting into the locker room for the media, and by the time we got in, the locker room had cleared out due to the Avalanche trying to catch their flight.

Check out the (short) Georgiev video, and read what Jared Bednar had to say after the game.

Bednar on the game in general:

I liked the game. I thought it was, you know, a relatively even played hockey game. Both teams played hard. Both teams generated some good chances. I thought we had some opportunities at 2-0 to stretch the lead out to three, and we didn’t capitalize. Pretty good hockey game against a good team. Just would like to come up with two points instead of one.

Bednar on his defense:

I thought that those ‘D’ were good. Girard, Toews, Byram. You know, running thin on the back end, those guys were especially good. They played a lot of minutes, those guys, under difficult circumstances against their top six, so it’s a difficult task but they did a nice job.

Bednar on the scheduling:

I hate it. Every back to back, the team is waiting on us, resting. I find it odd that’s the best scheduling we can come up with. Seems strange to me that that’s the best they can do.

Bednar on if he’d start Georgiev again tomorrow:


Bednar on getting back to 12 forwards:

Little more rhythm to the game, I thought. A lot of minutes for those three ‘D’, though. I certainly would like to get to 12 forwards and 6 ‘D’ as soon as we can. Will help if we get some ‘D’ back in the lineup.

Bednar on Manson returning tomorrow potentially:

Yeah, possibly. It won’t be Makar.

Bednar on Erik Johnson’s injury:

He’s going to miss some time. I don’t have a tight timeline on him, but he’s out indefinitely and it will be weeks.

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