The Avalanche lost another critical game Wednesday night at home, this time to the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1. How did the individuals fare? Let’s go to the grades:

Mikko Rantanen (F) – He fumbled pucks much of the night and missed the net consistently. He’s picked a bad time to lose his shot accuracy. He was stopped on a virtual layup of a chance right after Matt Nieto cut the lead to 2-1 in the second. He waited a beat too long, it seemed, to get his shot off and it hurt. The Avs NEED him to score. But that hasn’t happened for three straight games now. He had a chance to set up Gabe Landeskog right at the end, and threw the pass too far behind him. It was that kind of night for the big Finn.

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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.