The offense was was too little, too late for the Colorado Avalanche as they were shut out for the 12th time this season, falling 1-0 to the Coyotes in Glendale.
The Avalanche came out with intensity in the first period. They just hit a proverbial iceberg in the second and could never recover.
"We didn't support each other like we should have or like we did in the first period. Just keep it simple, work hard," Andrighetto said.
"It’s a great opportunity," Andrighetto told Mile High Sports. "It’s a really young group of guys with lots of skill. I believe I fit right in."
Francois Beauchemin lit the lamp with 1:14 remaining in the third period on Thursday to break a 2-2 tie and give Colorado its 10th home win on the season.
Over the past few games, the Colorado Avalanche have ramped up their offense and defense, and its increased effort paid dividends as it defeated New Jersey.
After getting down early into the first period, the Avalanche fought back with great defense and an exceptional performance from Barrie to get the W.
No other team in hockey has their playoff fate yet determined, but with a league-worst 39 points Colorado's is the first to be decided this season.
Coming as no surprise, the University of Denver was the only club to have two players named, in forward Henrik Borgström and defenseman Michael Davies.
"My big thing is we need the consistency in our game," Bednar said. "It's really tough getting motivated as a group to compete at the level we need to."