Avs beatdown Rival Minny

Craig Anderson played great and lead the team to a 4-1 win

Well the Avs bounced back from being shutout in Chicago to winning pretty big against Minnesota. I say a 4-1 game is a beat down because of the trap style that the Wild have always been known for, so scoring 4 goals is pretty good. I will say however I would really contribute the 4 goals to Minnesota's rookie goaltender Anton Khudobin, who started last night after Minnesota's Jose Theodore was injured. Man do I feel bad for Minny's goalie situation. Never have I seen a team lose 3 goaltenders to injuries, let alone two to long term injuries. Well what is a bad situation for Minny, is a good situation for the Avs.

Anderson was also strong in the net after Peter Budaj was given two starts in a row. Well Andy answered big time and it should be no question that Andy is the starter. I will say there was times where the Wild dominated the game and couldn't capitalize on some easy chances for goals, but the Avs got the bounces and Andy came away with the win.

Next up is Vancouver on Tuesday, and every game is becoming more important than the last from here on out and the Avs need to realize this. Another note from the game last night, both Chris Stewart and Cody Mcleod returned to the lineup, and surprisingly it was Cody's return that made the biggest impact. As for Stewie, it will take time to get back to form, but the Avs should only go up from here.