The Caps went into Pepsi Center on Thursday night looking to put some recent bad play in the past against an opponent prone to allowing teams to take the play to them. The opposite happened, the Caps looked like participators not involvementors.
Lets sit down for puck drop and… the Caps are already down a goal. Gabriel Landeskog struck 17 seconds into the first to give the Avs an early lead. Nathan MacKinnon waited much longer for his tally scoring at the very end of the period, but both count the same. 2-0 Avs after 20 minutes.
Colin Wilson slotted home a rebound to extend the Mile High lead, but Brett Connolly scored to tighten the game once more and we were through 40 minutes at 3-1.
Landeskog got his second of the night on a rare regulation penalty shot. Rantanen got on the board on a power play. Kuznetsov also scored on a power play. Landeskog hat trick.
Avalanche beat Caps 6-2.