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.