Young guns shined: Three takeaways from the Avalanche’s first preseason game

The first preseason game is in the books with the Avalanche securing a 5-4 OT victory at the Pepsi Center against the Ducks. Here are the three things that stood out.

No. 3 — Colorado has a deep farm system

Last night, Mikko Rantanen scored a goal (this year’s first round pick), Conner Bleackley scored a goal (last year’s first round pick) and Nikita Zadorov (the centerpiece of the ROR trade) had two assists including one on the overtime game winner.

Zadorov made a couple of mistakes early but played well overall. He is definitely a bit rough around the edges as noted by Mark Moser on Twitter but the talent is absolutely there.

The highlight of the night without a doubt was Bleackley’s goal.

The future is bright at the Pepsi Center.