Team captain Gabriel Landeskog had double reasons to rejoice in the match.
Not only did Colorado win 6-2.
Landeskog also scored his 202nd goal, and touches on Peter Forsberg as the club's third most goal scorer.
- I probably had three or four posters on the walls with him when I was growing up.
It's not something I worked with or had as a goal, but when the season is over it is something I can look back on as a cool milestone, says the Swede in the post-match interview.
The goal itself was described by the commentator as "it is so Peter Forsberg-like that it is ridiculous".
Landeskog placed himself in front of Anttii Raanta in the Arizona goal, picked up a return that he managed to get around the goalkeeper and into the box.
"Played really well"
Colorado gets to go home from Glendale in Arizona with two straight victories, after 3-2 during the night towards Saturday.
When asked by TT at the press conference after Sunday's match, Landeskog says that it was nice to score a goal.
- I think it is three straight matches we score in powerplay.
It was really just a return in front of the box that I managed to poke into the far post.
It is also nice to score goals, says Gabriel Landeskog and continues:
- Now there are two straight (victories).
I think we played really well in both matches.
We play straight and play fast, just like we should.
We get dividends offensively when we do, now we hope we can rest up tomorrow and then we have San Jose on Monday.
This weekend's matches are the first in front of an audience for Colorado in one year.
And even if it was an away match, it almost felt like playing for the home crowd.
- It was fantastic to play in front of an audience, especially to see how many Avs fans (Avalanche) there were here, says Landeskog and continues:
- Even if it was 2,500-3,000 who supported us, it could just as easily have been 20,000. I never thought I would say that 3,000 people in an NHL building would feel electric, but that's how it felt the latest matches, says Landeskog.
Johan Larsson scored a consolation goal for Arizona and Niklas Hjalmarsson an assist, and André Burakovsky accounted for two assists for Colorado.