Another game in the books, a 6-4 Avs win. This game definitely shouldn’t have been as hard to win as it was, but hey you’ll take it, right?

The grades:

Gabe Landeskog (A) – Jared Bednar gave the captain effusive praise afterward, saying he doesn’t get as much press as he probably should (agreed). Landy potted two goals, including the game-winner, a nice tip of Erik Johnson’s slapper with 3:20 left. Landy also won 10-of-14 faceoffs.

Nathan MacKinnon (A) – Is it possible to have a quiet four-point night? Because, that’s how I felt overall about MacK. He was obviously very involved offensively, though, and deserves that A. I thought he overpassed a couple of times on the power play, and the goal was just an empty-netter. But then there are those three apples.

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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.