At Capital One Arena on Saturday, the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Washington Capitals 4-0, and goaltender AlexandarGeorgiev made 32 saves to earn his first shutout as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. According to the latest NHL news today, the management of the Colorado Avalanche made a choice on the goaltender over the summer that is looking better and better as time goes on. During their 4-0 win against the Washington Capitals, the Avalanche, led by AlexandarGeorgiev, recorded a shutout against the Capitals' goaltender Darcy Kuemper.
The Avalanche had another session, the first, in which they were outshot by a significant margin. However, beginning with the second period, the team took control of the game and won by a significant margin. Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon (a big one), Andrew Cogliano, and ArtturiLehkonen scored for the Avalanche, while Colorado goaltender Georgie made 32 stops to record his first career shutout with the Avalanche.
Right after the game, Georgiev said to Altitude TV that it "feels wonderful" to record his first shutout with the Avalanche. "A good number of players are stepping up. Every single game is a big deal for us.After Cale Makar scored a goal on a 5-on-3 advantage late in the first period for the Avalanche, it was as if a switch was flipped in the team's confidence level over their ability to win this game. The Avalanche provided very little offensive support to the Capitals while steadily adding to the advantage that Makar had established.
Georgiev, who was acquired from the New York Rangers on July 8, made 14 stops in the first period and then denied an open chance off the rush by the Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha at 6:09 of the third period to earn his eighth shutout in the National Hockey League.The Avalanche have won six of their last seven games, including a 3-2 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday in which Pavel Francouz made 46 saves. ArtturiLehkonen also had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche.
"A few of nights ago, Francouz cheated us out of a game. Tonight, the next player gets the start, has a tremendous game, and shuts the other team out "Jared Bednar, the head coach of Colorado, remarked. Both of these guys are doing really well right now."The Capitals were saved by Darcy Kuemper, who made 25 saves for a team that has now lost four in a row and nine of their last 11 games.
MacKinnon scored after he faked his way past a few of players on the Capitals defense around six times and then fired the puck into the top corner of the far post. It was a really impressive accomplishment. The Capitals looked astonished from that point forward, and the outcome of the game never seemed to be in question after that point.
Kuemper, who won the Stanley Cup with Colorado during the previous season, was playing against his old club for the first time since signing a deal with Washington on July 13 that would pay him $26.25 million over the course of five years.
Everything was located more toward the outside than it was towards the inside of the building "Peter Laviolette, the coach of the Capitals, stated. We didn't perform a very good job considering the challenges we had during the duration of the game, just to name one.At 19:39 of the first period, Cale Makar gave Colorado a 1-0 lead with a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a feed from Nathan MacKinnon on a 5-on-3 power play. The play gave Colorado the advantage.
At 13:14 of the second period, MacKinnon made it 2-0 when he raced down from the left point, deked past former teammate Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and scored glove side on Kuemper.MacKinnon said, "I had some time and I had some ice to work with, so I wanted to attack and make that guy bite one way or the other, and I managed to accomplish it."
At 8:57 of the third period, Andrew Cogliano made it 3-0 after the rebound of Jacob MacDonald's shot bounced in off his skate and went in. Jacob MacDonald had taken the shot.The forward for the Capitals, Dylan Strome, said that "we had some decent opportunities," but that "they capitalized on theirs." "This was obviously not our best game, and it was not the game that we want."
At 16:12, Lehkonen scored a goal for a 4-0 lead while operating in the left circle.Nick Jensen, a defenseman for Washington, said that the team is struggling to find the right amount of energy to bring to the game. We always make an effort to accomplish that, but tonight we just weren't able to find it in ourselves. As of late, we haven't had much success in locating it." Stay updated with the latest NFL news for all recent updates and rumors.