I have to admit, about 90% of the Avs-Vancouver game last night seemed like the old typical Avs. They played hard enough to lose by a goal, even if Scott Hannan should have been given an assist on a goal that bounced in past Theo off of his foot.
Then the Avs woke up.
For years I've been bothered by playoff Avs fans (you people know who you are) about how the "Avs really need Chris Drury". And for years I've wanted to kick these people. Many times.
Last night Joe Sakic, as he has always been, was CLUTCH.
Robbie Luongo was merrily chugging along, making great save after great save, and just when all seemed lost for the Avs, there was Joe chipping in a Ruslan Salei rebound with about 15 seconds left to throw it to over time.
Now, the Avs carry on with the momentum from Joey's game tying goal, and Theo's penchant for shutting people down in the shootout into the coming weeks, as they get healthier and more confident by the minute.
This game may go down as the pivotal game of the Avs season.
This is when they turned it around.
All thanks to Super Joe and his ability to be in the right place at the right time, all the time.