MONTREAL – Let’s not waste any time here, let’s just get to the grades and get them over with:

Gabe Landeskog (D) – The Canadiens might have done the best job of any team all year on the Avs’ top line. I’m not sure I recall one good scoring chance for Landeskog or his two linemates, and I don’t think I could say that at any point this year. He tried, but the results just weren’t there.

Nathan MacKinnon (D) – One shot on net, lost seven of nine faceoffs, part of an ineffective power play. Bad night.

Mikko Rantanen (D) – One shot on net, bad puck-possession numbers (13 Corsi events for, 24 against). I don’t think hockey can be judged on a spreadsheet, but it’s bad no matter how you slice it for Mikko tonight.

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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.