Here's a look at some of what was on the Denver Post web site this morning about Wednesday night's Game 7:
**Columnist Mark Kiszla blamed Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov for the loss. He wrote: "Here's the truth: He failed to glove a shot that would have kept the Avalanche alive. Four times, Colorado gave Varlamov a one-goal lead. Four times, Varlamov failed to hold it." The rest of the column is here.
**Another story was about how a great season was diminished by blowing a chance to advance in the playoffs, a feeling shared by Twins fans and, if they've been around long enough, Timberwolves fans. Terry Frei wrote: "Despite the disappointment of a first-round playoff exit after the 5-4 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, the Avalanche didn't just stage a remarkable turnaround this season, the first under coach Patrick Roy and with Joe Sakic atop the hockey hierarchy.The Avs also kept raising expectations."
**Here's the game story from the Post's hockey writer Adrian Dater.
**And here's postgame video from Avs coach Patrick Roy., where he says: "We believe in ourselves, and it's hard to see that it's over."
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||1|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner||0|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|