Player grades from the Colorado Avalanche's 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sven Andrighetto (B) – I really liked his speed again tonight. He was moving the puck well and flying around the ice. He didn't do much on his assist but it was well-earned with a clean zone entry and smart pass.
Mark Barberio (C) – The shot metrics were a million times better for Barberio and Nemeth on the third pairing. Their play was much-improved, for the most part. Barberio didn't have any major issues tonight but I also didn't see him moving the puck as well as he can. Just an okay night for Barbs.
Matt Calvert (C-) – This line got slaughtered by the Pens tonight. Pittsburgh is able to run out three pretty balanced lines and the Avalanche were not able to handle that depth well at all. Calvert got a nice freebie point at the end of the game but his play was not up to the level it needed to be tonight.