Avs win big tonight, though I thought this was a closer game than the final 6-1 score. Let’s break down the individual performances of the players, shall we?

Tyson Barrie (B) – A pair of assists for  No. 4 tonight, including a great touchdown pass to Alexander Kerfoot for a breakaway goal that put the game away in the third period. I think he’s been a bit too indecisive on the power play still at times, and his Corsi (42) wasn’t great. But that pass earned the B by itself.

Erik Johnson (B+) – More than 21 minutes of good, sound hockey. Nothing too flashy anywhere, just a solid game for No. 6. Sam Girard definitely has made his life easier.

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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.