Colorado Avalanche: Come From Behind Win Built On Chances, Not Momentum
When the momentum seemed bleak for the Colorado Avalanche, the team needed to find a way to respond. The team never gave up, no matter how bad the situation turned out to be.
The Avalanche seemed to be on the verge of a second straight loss at home, but regrouped in the third period to steal a win from the Ottawa Senators and stay a hot team. This game was built on momentum the entire way, as the Avalanche jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and gained the fast start. However, they seemed to take their foot off the gas as the Senators stormed back with three unanswered goals towards the end of the first period and into the second to take a 3-2 lead at the second intermission. But thanks to goals from Paul Stastny with just a few minutes to go in regulation and then the overtime winning goal from Tyson Barrie just 33 seconds into overtime the Avalanche continue on their winning ways, as they have now won four of their past six games at home. This should give the team all the motivation they need as they complete their homestand on Friday before embarking on traveling for five of their next seven games.
Give credit to the team for not letting the pressure of momentum get into their heads. They have proven that this is a team that opponents cannot rest on a lead, because they are capable of stealing all the momentum away with just one chance, one opportunity to tie up the game, or like the result showed, steal a game when the game itself seemed won by the opponent.
This game goes to show that the Avalanche are a team that, no matter what the score, do not look at momentum to change a game, but rather chances that are given to them, to put a game away or stay in long enough to make you sweat.