Takeaways from Avalanche 5-2 win over Detroit (+)

So that makes it eight in a row for the Avalanche over the Detroit Red Wings. Ho-hum.

Those words would have ignited fire and anger in the Red Wings fan base in the olden days, but the passion has been lacking in Hockeytown for some time. Not their fault, as the Red Wings were just as bad (and statistically worse) than the Avs in their own in-the-wilderness days after the great rivalry that gripped the hockey world from roughly 1996-2008. Hey, someone wrote a book about it, and it’s still in the top 100 Amazon hockey sales, 16 years after publication.

The Avs went into Little Caesars Arena tonight and beat the Wings 5-2 to get back on track after Monday’s horrific game in Boston.

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