In a dominating peformance Colorado clobbered Boston by a score of 8 to
0. Colorado got going early, scoring 6 times in the first period. The
first goal was the winner as RICKARD RAKELL found the back of the net
at 3:55 of the 1st period. MAX DOMI scored one goal and contributed two
assists for Colorado. And RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS scored one goal and contributed
two assists. Also DANIEL CARR scored twice. TUUKKA RASK was outstanding
in goal. He stopped everything thrown his way for the shutout while facing
32 shots. Others who scored were NIKOLAJ EHLERS, REILLY SMITH and THOMAS
HICKEY for Colorado.
In a close game, Colorado topped Los Angeles by a final score of 6 to
4. Colorado finished with a flurry scoring 3 times in the third period.
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS scored the game winner at 11:14 of the 3rd period.
RICKARD RAKELL had a goal while shorthanded and added two assists for
Colorado. And SAMI VATANEN scored one goal and added two assists. Other
goal scorers were RYAN CALLAHAN, PATRICK KANE, PATRICK MARLEAU and SHEA
WEBER for Los Angeles and REILLY SMITH, VICTOR RASK and BRANDON DAVIDSON
In a strong showing away from home, Philadelphia pounded Colorado by the
final tally of 7 to 1. Philadelphia was relentless outshooting Colorado
41 to 24. Philadelphia quieted the crowd early, scoring 3 times in the
first period. DREW DOUGHTY had a goal and added three assists for Philadelphia.
Others registering goals were ZACH PARISE, ELIAS LINDHOLM, JAMES NEAL,
JEFF SKINNER, MATT READ and CARL SODERBERG for Philadelphia and DANIEL
CARR for Colorado.
In a good matchup, Toronto defeated Colorado by the final tally of 4 to
2. Toronto poured on the pressure outshooting Colorado 43 to 18. CLAUDE
GIROUX netted the game winning goal at 12:58 of the 3rd period. GIROUX
had two goals for Toronto. And BRENDAN GALLAGHER scored twice on 8 shots.
Other goal scorers were NIKOLAJ EHLERS and VICTOR RASK for Colorado.
In a strong showing away from home, Dallas won by one goal over Colorado
by a final tally of 2 to 1. J.T. MILLER scored the game’s final goal
at 4:52 of the 1st period. PETR MRAZEK was outstanding in goal. He allowed
just one goal while facing 30 shots. Others registering goals were BRAD
MARCHAND for Dallas and REILLY SMITH for Colorado.
Kevin Anton – Colorado Avalanche