Here are your grades for the Avs from their 3-2 road loss to the Minnesota Wild:

Mikko Rantanen (C) – Frustrating night for the league’s leading scorer. He put a couple of high-quality shots on net in the first two periods, but ultimately was too much like the rest of his team tonight: Too fancy, too tentative with the puck. His line possessed the puck a lot more than his Wild counterparts. Trouble is, they didn’t do much with it.

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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.