There are always a few games like this on the schedule. A big win, an unexepected win, followed by a game the next night in another city. It’s natural for the pundits to say “OK, this game is just gravy, a win would be nice but you can’t expect too much.” And it’s up to guys like Semyon Varlamov, or…

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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.