Avalanche Locker Room: Compher Loves the ‘Challenge’ of Facing McDavid
The Colorado Avalanche completed a wild comeback on Sunday afternoon against the Edmonton Oilers.
Offensively, they were led by J.T. Compher, who scored four points, assisting on the final three goals. He’s currently in the middle of a career year, with 38 points in 55 games. Compher spoke to the media after the game about the win, his game, and facing the likes of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
In addition, hear from Nathan MacKinnon after another big performance, as well as quotes from Jared Bednar on the return of Gabriel Landeskog to town.
Bednar on if Makar‘s injury is head related:
Not at this time.
Bednar on the game:
It was an ugly game. On our side of it, anyway. Did some good things as far as scoring and capitalizing on some of the chances we had, which wasn’t enough, but some of the stuff we gave up was ugly. We had a bunch of guys that were really tired and mentally tired. We defended a lot, because we were just skating around, mirroring guys, but we didn’t check the puck back enough until we kind of started feeling it a little bit later in the third.
Bednar on Landeskog returning to Denver:
It’ll be nice to have him around. I think all the guys are excited to see him. I was excited. The coaches were excited. He was around, so got a chance to talk to him and guys will be happy that he’s back and working towards a return.
I’m sure he’s happy to be back. Rehabbing an injury long term is brutal. It’s disheartening. It’s two steps forward, one step back all the time. Nothing ever seems to heal and you don’t feel as good as you should, as quick as you should. It can be draining, tiring.
Bednar on Girard’s game:
Highly competitive. The game is never going to be perfect, so there’s always going to be something you don’t like, a turnover here, there. But what I see is the effort and competitiveness we need to win from ‘G’. When you’re short guys and you need players to step up, that’s when he’s played his best for us.