The Colorado Avalanche closed out its playoff run Thursday night with an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals.
The playoff series against Detroit was Colorado’s 28th since moving to Denver and also marked the ninth time in 11 trips to the postseason that the Avs had advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs.Joe Sakic
: “You give them credit. It’s a great hockey team over there. They are deep throughout their lineup and they really played well as a team. Every player was going, and they exposed us out there. We weren’t as good obviously in this series, as we were in the last series. They were great. It’s a great hockey club over there. They’re firing on all cylinders.” On His Future.... “I’m going to take my time, think about it over the summer. It’s something obviously I need to make a decision on. Discuss it with my family and see where we go. But right now, just take some time.”Adam Foote
: “The whole series, they had the momentum from the first game. It was hard for us to get momentum and get confidence. Those guys capitalized on our mistakes. That’s what they do. You can’t give them odd-man rushes. You can’t play open hockey. I’m not going to sit here and make excuses as to why it happened. That’s too easy to do. It’s not fun. What happened tonight, it’s not fun being swept for anybody. There’s good days, and you have to take the praise on the good days, and there are bad days where you have to accept that you failed. We’re not feeling good about it, that’s for sure.”