Well, the Avs lost, but they could walk out of the Pepsi Center with chins up. I thought they played with great gallantry in the 3-2 loss to Nashville and, as I’ve said all along in this series, these guys were playing with house money all along.

But, yes, it was a quiet room afterward. Pro athletes don’t like to lose, of course, and they really thought they were going to send that game to overtime, at the very least. It didn’t happen, but it came damn close.

I have three players for your listening pleasure here.

First up, Alexander Kerfoot, who scored a goal: 

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Adrian Dater

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.