Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/5/11
I’m off to Vancouver tomorrow morning so I’m not going to spend a ton of time on this post-game wrap. The main points: – Center Paul Stastny suffered what the team is calling a torso injury. I didn’t see him go down, but it was in the third period. Stastny, who scored a power-play goal to give the Avs a 2-1 lead, played 15:41, with two shots. Adrian Dater will have an update from practice tomorrow. – You gotta think sheer hard work has something to do with turning Ryan O’Reilly into a scorer. Let’s face it, he made it to the NHL because of his heart, passion, attention to the defensive end, including back-checking and winning D-zone faceoffs, and some modest skills. He’s not a sensational-looking player. But he’s red-hot, with seven points (four goals) in Colorado’s three-game winning streak. I talked to Factor about his scoring, and indeed, he said he’s never produced like this — at any level. – Stefan Elliott might be packing for Lake Erie right now. He played just 8:57, includin
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