ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was a painful one tonight here at the Honda Center, no doubt about it. The agony of defeat in this one all right.

But, as Jared Bednar said: “A point’s a point.” But it should have been two points. Here’s a look at the Avs individually in this one:

Mikko Rantanen (D-) – Just a bad game for the Finn. Minus-3 on the sheet, turnovers, overpassing, lots of time he fell down on the ice, etc., etc. I thought he looked slow and tired as the game went along. I thought he competed hard, but the results were just really lacking.

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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.