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Observations from Avs 5-2 Rookie Tournament loss to Anaheim

Sep 27, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nicolas Meloche (59) during a preseason hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The rookies from Colorado and Anaheim faced off on Sunday in what turned out to be a very feisty affair, but ultimately the Ducks came out on top by a score of 5-2. The game was a little slower in terms of skill than yesterday’s game against Vegas, but the Avs now head into their third and final game of the tournament winless.

Here are some observations from the game…