Last night's tilt was the first one I've seen this year at the Garage where they looked even remotely like last year's team.
They didn't leave a lot of open ice for the Avs, they kept things pretty simple, they were fairly patient on the forecheck, they worked pretty hard throughout the line-up, when the Avs finally got close the boy's didn't fall apart through a series of mental miscues, Luongo played like a Roman demi-god and we eked out a win.
Yeah, things could still improve, but the team has been more grounded since Salo and Bieksa went down. It's as if a light went on and they all finally realized - "Wow, we aren't really that talented a club outside of the net and actually have to outwork the other guys to give Bobby a chance to steal a win".
Let's cross our fingers and hope the club sticks with that underdog mentality and doesn't don't get too cocky over these last few wins. If they do, taking four out of five of the next games against Divisional opponents should be possible. THEN the season will be back on track.
Modo vincis, modo vinceris.