Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/9/11
CALGARY — Off to Edmonton. The Avs weren’t very good tonight in a 3-2 loss to the Flames, but they had a chance to win the thing in the third period. Similar to Tuesday’s 6-0 loss at Vancouver, when Colorado was the better team but losing 2-0 going into the third, the Flames were better team through 40 minutes but trailed 1-0. Friday’s game story focuses on TJ Galiardi’s double-minor for high sticking that led to two Calgary power-play goals and 2-1 lead. Yes, it was questionable. I didn’t see Mikael Backlund’s DNA from replays. But as Avs coach Joe Sacco said, the refs saw blood and that’s that. Some disturbing offensive numbers for the Avs: – Just 18 shots. – No shots from Milan Hejduk, just one from Matt Duchene. – Huge difference in power play time. Avs had just 1:42, the Flames 14:08. Finally, had a quick visit with Flames defenseman Chris Butler, the former DU standout, after the game. He was visiting with Paul Stastny outside the Avs’ locker room. Butler, who grew up with St
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