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Observations from Avalanche/Golden Knights Rookie Tournament Game

Apr 8, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Pioneers forward Logan O'Connor (22) is defended by Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs defenseman Nick Wolff (5) during the second period of play during the championship game of the 2017 Frozen Four at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche kicked off their rookie tournament in Las Vegas against the host Golden Knights, and were immediately shelled. After falling behind 5-0 after one period, the youngsters managed to recover and show a little resiliency. While they were unable to fully recover from the early deficit, they did manage to make a game of it but ended up losing 7-6 to the Golden Knights.

Here are some observations on what happened:

The Avalanche rookies are back on the ice tomorrow evening when they take on the Anaheim Ducks. The game starts at 6 PM MST, and there should be a stream available.