Colorado Avalanche Lose Important Game to Minnesota Wild: Goalie Woes Continue

February 4th, 2011 by Nico Goda Leave a reply »
It took 33 seconds for the Minnesota Wild to score a goal. Thirty-three seconds…28 seconds. The second Wild goal was scored in 28 seconds. Two goals were scored in a span of one minute and one second.

The Minnesota Wild came to Colorado to play hockey. Apparently the Avalanche (read: Anderson) are still on the All-Star break. The Avalanche lost 4-3 to the Wild who were, prior to the game, one point ahead in a very tight Western Conference race.

The Avalanche have dropped to 12th place following their recent loss and sit a mere three points out of a playoff slot. Luckily for the Avalanche, fourth place sits only five points away. Unfortunately, the Avalanche are on a two-game slide, and it looks like it may get worse.

Craig Anderson, the “official” starting goaltender, sits with a subpar 3.12 GAA, and boosts a .903 save percentage. In 29 games Anderson has no shutouts and has allowed 85 goals. Last season Anderson had 186 allowed goals in 71 games. 

Backup goaltender Peter Budaj has a slightly worse 3.17 GAA. His save percentage sits at .894. Budaj has also let in 73 goals in his 25 games played.

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