Joe Sakic can lick my chocolate salty balls... :x
Terrific game. Pettinger looked great in his first game; hopefully, there's plenty more where that came from as he didn't look out of place on the Kesler/Burrows line. Sedin/Sedin/Naslund again had some chances but couldn't bury them. MayRay/Shannon/Pyatt if AV can keep them together look like they'll continue to create chemistry - MayRay's speed really adds an interesting dimension to their attack as well as backcheck. I thought BXA played well; Salo seemed to have a tough time; and Edler looked comical colliding with Raymond on Brunette's goal.
Goat of the game
for me goes to Henrik who glided out from behind the goal line next to Sakic only to lose his check at the side of the net. :x I thought Kesler was unfairly blamed for not clearing the puck - I thought Henrik needed to play with more urgency and close on Sakic much faster (or at all) I think Mitchell was closer.
I really liked what I saw tonight. Colorado upgraded on defence and with their returning players, Smyth, Sakic and Stastny, improved on offence since they last saw them in early February. Despite that I thought Vancouver actually had more scoring chances and controlled the play more than Colorado did; as a result, they never trailed. I figured that Colorado would win it in the SO, given that they can throw out Hejduk, Sakic, and Svatos and still have Stastny, Brunette, and Smyth. I can't believe that AV would put a couple of rookies out there, but what are you gonna do?
I thought Theodore played very well, but the difference for me was Foote. He manhandled the Sedins a couple of times; it'll be a long series if AV doesn't figure out a way around him. I thought he was HUGE tonight.
My three stars:
1. Foote :x
Fuh KJoe Sakic. :x