Well, that’s how you take advantage. Not only of home ice, not only from a couple of fortunate calls, but that’s how you take advantage when the opposing team loses its longtime captain.
When Zdeno Chara went down after the first period, with a lower-body injury, I thought the Avs were a much different team and just really took it to the Boston Bruins in their 6-3 victory tonight. Well, right after Nathan MacKinnon’s horrible giveaway that led to a Jake DeBrusk breakaway goal that made it 3-1 Boston, that is.
Here are my takeaways from the night: