1. This Avalanche will try to strike early.
DENVER — Patrick Sharp knew there’d be some adjustments when he first returned to the lineup earlier this month. Those adjustments came even before the games did.
DENVER — The Blackhawks weren’t too happy with how they came out of Vancouver on Sunday.
DENVER – The Blackhawks’ power play: it’s been a source of angst the last season or two.
DENVER – Antti Raanta sat in the Blackhawks’ locker room on both Saturday and Sunday night, officially backing up Corey Crawford against Edmonton and Vancouver, respectively.