Of course the Colorado Avalanche beat the L.A. Kings on Wednesday.
Yes, the shot totals were not kind to the Avalanche. They surrendered 72 shots attempts, including 50 at five-on-five, compared to just 37 attempts for (22 at even strength), according to hockeystats.ca, yet they were able to beat Jonathan Quick four times on the way to a 4-3 victory that keeps Colorado in the first Wild Card spot.
(Nashville has now won four straight after a victory in Calgary earlier in the evening, which pushes Minnesota out of a Wild Card spot in the West going into the All-Star break.)
A few quick strikes on offence certainly helped the Avalanche.
Down 2-0 after the first period, and after being outshot 18-5, the Avalanche began the comeback on goals from Matt Duchene just 42 seconds into the second period and Gabriel Landeskog almost seven minutes later.
Down a goal in the third period, Landeskog once again got the Avalanche back on even terms late in a four-on-three power play. Just 2:57 later, Nathan MacKinnon scored what would be the eventual winner for Colorado.
Quick made only 15 stops on 19 shots faced, while Calvin Pickard made 35 saves for the win.