Is there a sudden cause for concern when it comes to the Avs offense? A group that scored 9 goals in 2 games hasn't gotten a puck past a Wild goalie in almost 95 minutes of game time.
The top line of Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon had racked up an impressive 17 points in the series. The rest of the Avs forward have a combine 4 points.
"That lines done a great job. They'll continue to do a great job," said Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson. "Do other guys need to contribute to that? Ya, and I think they will."
"There have been opportunities for lines to score, they just haven't gone in. We're not worried about it. All season long we've found ways to put the puck in the back of the net and I think that's one of our smallest problems right now," said Avs captain Landeskog.
The bigger issue may be Wild net minder Darcy Kuemper. Since entering game 2 in the 2nd period he's faced 36 shots and stopped them all.
"Honestly, the last game I don't think it would have mattered who played in net for them. I think we had four scoring chances all night long," said Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy. "I don't want to take anything away from (Kuemper) but at the same time I thought he had an easy game."
The Avs all said the need to get more bodies and traffic in front of the Wild goal in game four as well as put more shots and pressure on Kuemper.