This is a fairly good recap of the Avs 2-1 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks. Dater wisely avoids any attempt at a clever intro, and gives a good and direct overview of the game.
I have one criticism, however: when a player as talented as Joe Thornton tips a pass into the net, I have a really hard time believing it was a "most fortunate" deflection. Sure, Elliot is going to call it a lucky bounce, but I have little doubt that Thornton knew exactly what he was doing. It was a nice play by a veteran guy.
Now, if Dater had interviewed Thornton, and he'd said "yeah, we got lucky there," then OK. But this is just Dater thinking it was pure luck, and I don't buy it.
Dater had this to say about the Avalanche defensively:
For the first time in a long time, the Avs weren't all spaced out from each other defensively. Too many times in this losing funk, there were wide-open spaces for skaters to make decisions with the puck, especially coming into their zone across the blue line.