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Josh Manson’s OT Goal Gives The Avalanche A 1-0 Lead Over The Blues

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

Lost in the glorious din of a groovy 3-2 Avalanche playoff win was a sneaky good score made by front-office honcho Joe Sakic way back at the NHL trade deadline.

Amid loud fanfare, the Florida Panthers acquired Philadelphia captain and All-Star Game MVP Claude Giroux, while Sakic made an under-the-radar move for Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson.

Advantage, Avs.

Laugh if you want. But check back with me when Giroux is watching from the sofa while Manson takes the ice in the NHL Finals.

Back in March, with the clock ticking down to the trade deadline, I recall a little grousing by folks who pretend to know hockey that the Avs didn’t do enough to improve their championship chances. But getting Manson was a smokin’ good deal by Joe.

One big reason to believe the Avalanche won’t fall apart this time in the quest for the Stanley Cup is the acquisition of the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Manson, a valuable glue guy.


Below are the game highlights.

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Rumbear's avatar

Tuned in to watch and learn aboot this Colorado team. I have not seen them. To my surprise a breakaway happens with none other than Darren Helm! Good to see Helmer playing with the Big Boys and having some post season success!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/18/22 at 09:44 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Good ol stone hands on the breakaway - some things never change.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/18/22 at 03:37 PM ET

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