Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 10/23/11
Adrian Dater CHICAGO – Fourteen and one. That’s the Burgundy and Blue’s record in the last 15 shootouts. No. 14 in that span came tonight, in a weird and wild game at the rowdy United Center. It can’t be overstated, by the way, how much different it is in that building after all those Bill Wirtz years. Not that I want to belittle Bill Wirtz, but wow, is that organization just totally different now that his son, Rocky, is the owner. Everything there is first class now, and the fans have totally responded. Great game-night atmosphere and they treat the media real well now too after years of indifference. That, in turn, helps treat the fans better. Well, I would not call that an “impressive” win tonight for the Avs in the technical sense. They were outshot 38-24, made some big-time mistakes with the puck and didn’t have the puck on their sticks for long stretches. But the Avs did win, and no thanks to a brutal officiating crew that didn’t whistle a single penalty on the Blackhawks all...
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