The Colorado Avalanche fell 5-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights in the team's first preseason game on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center.
"This game for me, it's not really about our veteran guys, especially those core guys that played tonight," said Colorado head coach Jared Bednar. "It's about trying to get them in a couple game situations and get them a few reps here before we take a real close look at a lot of other guys."
Colorado had 10 players on its game roster that had NHL regular-season experience and five others that were dressing in their first preseason contest. It was the first of the Avs' six-game preseason slate, which features home and road games against Vegas, the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars.