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Team MVP leads Avs to win.

The Colorado Avalanche faced off against the

Amway

Detroit Red Wings for the third time this season after being outscored 8-2 in the first two games. And lo and behold - this time the team got the result I was hoping for during Peter Forsberg’s jersey retirement night. After an uninspired first period, the Avs came out hard in the second period and outworked a Red Wings team that seemed a bit sloppy at times. Instead of making a backup netminder look like the new Dominik Hasek, the Avs made Ty Conklin look like what he really is - a stable backup who was hung out to dry by his teammates.

And since Paul asked a couple of days ago who was the MVP on every team, it couldn’t be more fitting that this win was orchestrated by the Colorado Avalanche’s MVP for the first quarter - Ryan O’Reilly.

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