Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 2/4/12
Mike Chambers Avs forwards Ryan O'Reilly and TJ Galiardi, right, beat themselves up mentally after their 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks. Goalie JS Giguere is to the left. Tough shootout loss for the Avalanche, which gains a point for the first time in five games but falls 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center. Ryan O’Reilly (missed shootout bid) and TJ Galiardi (two errant attempts on an empty-net in the final minute of regulation) were pretty bent out of shape in the locker room afterward. Didn’t want to bug them. I actually tried talking to Gali but he didn’t know what to say. In this situation, sometimes an image is all you need. Defenseman Shane O’Brien and most everyone else were upbeat about how the Avs played, despite blowing a 2-1 lead in the final minute of regulation. I asked O’Brien about his animated scrum with the Canucks’ Alex Burrows, a former Vancouver teammate, and ensuing “discussion” while both were sat in the penalty boxes. I heard it was a riot. ...
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