A few times this year - against Buffalo on October 25th and Vancouver on November 12th, for example - the Avs have looked to me like a Cup contender. I'd include last night's game in there as well.
|- 1, Minnesota Goal - Pierre-Marc Bouchard (4), from Mikko Koivu and Martin Skoula at 5:50. 2, Colorado Goal - Marek Svatos (4), from John-Michael Liles and Ruslan Salei at 9:09. 3, Colorado Goal - David Jones (3), from Ian Laperriere and Cody McCormick at 12:43. 4, Minnesota Power-Play Goal - Mikko Koivu (9), from Brent Burns and Pierre-Marc Bouchard at 19:11. Penalties - Cody McLeod, Colorado (fighting), 5:37; Craig Weller, Minnesota (fighting), 5:37; Marek Zidlicky, Minnesota (interference), 16:26; Ryan Smyth, Colorado (hooking), 19:05; Ryan Smyth, Colorado (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:11.|
|- 5, Minnesota Power-Play Goal - Pierre-Marc Bouchard 2 (5), from Marc-Andre Bergeron and Marek Zidlicky at 0:22. 6, Colorado Goal - Paul Stastny (5), from Brian Willsie and Milan Hejduk at 3:49. 7, Colorado Power-Play Goal - Milan Hejduk (10) , from Paul Stastny at 8:16. 8, Colorado Goal - T.J. Hensick (1), from Ian Laperriere at 16:32. 9, Colorado Goal - Paul Stastny 2 (6), from Ryan Smyth and Milan Hejduk at 17:51. 10, Minnesota Power-Play Goal - Owen Nolan (5), from Andrew Brunette and Mikko Koivu at 19:18. Penalties - Kim Johnsson, Minnesota (interference), 7:41; David Jones, Colorado (tripping), 19:11.|
|- 11, Minnesota Goal - Brent Burns (4), from Kim Johnsson at 14:00. Penalties - Brett Clark, Colorado (hooking), 8:43; Marc-Andre Bergeron, Minnesota (tripping), 19:06.|