2010 NHL Playoff Race: Avs Stumble To Finish Line

SB Nation's Copper and Blue takes a look at the Avalanche's struggles in the second half of the season because their bread and butter started to fail them:

Essentially, Colorado got to face a large number of soft opponents. Even though the schedule got softer and the shots rate strengthened, Colorado's performance faltered. From January 28th through today, Colorado has 27 points in 28 games, or .964 points per game. The even strength save percentage during that span has been .916 and talk of Anderson as an "Elite goalie" has disappeared. The team PDO in that stretch is 100.1 and the Avs have been a 79 point team rated out for a full season.

Whether Craig Anderson can regain his game in time for a matchup against either the Sharks or Blackhawks has yet to be seen.

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