The Avs showed that they're not a flashy offensive unit - they're a scrappy group that's willing to do whatever it takes to win.
After starting slow, the Avalanche bounced back and played their game to win 4-3.
Costly mistakes killed the Avalanche in Game 1, but there's no reason to panic.
The Avs had an early lead Friday night, but failed to put the game away.
The Colorado Avalanche need Mikko Rantanen to step up in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the Avalanche prepare for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Aarif Deen gives you some key points to know entering Game 1 on Friday night.
As the Avalanche wait to see who their opponent will be in the second round, Aarif Deen looks at the good and bad of each possibility.
In less than 24 hours this weekend, Denver got about as much as one town can get without hoisting a trophy.
After a dreadful stretch through December and January, the chance of the Avs making the playoffs seemed like a fantasy. Let alone actually making some noise and eliminating the top seed in a relatively dominant fashion.
As the lowest seed in the field, no matter who wins Game 7 on Tuesday, the Avalanche will start the ensuing series on the road.