Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, who played in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game against the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, kept a diary of his experiences for NHL.com this weekend. This is his final installment, which focuses on the game, which the Avalanche lost 5-3.
That was frustrating. It was a great event, and everyone enjoyed it, but the result kind of puts a damper on things. With one minute left, that was tough to give up the winning goal. But overall it was a great experience and everyone enjoyed it. All the families enjoyed it and it was sure cool to be outdoors and playing.
Scoring a goal was great, but I was on for five (goals) against, and that's never a consolation. It was cool to score in an outdoor game, but unfortunately I couldn't get another one.
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The weather wasn't bad. Other than stuff flying around, we didn't really notice. I don't think (the wind) played too big of a difference. I thought the conditions were great and overall I think everything went really well.
The final five minutes of the game were an absolute roller coaster. To give up a goal and then to get one right back and then to give it away with a minute left, you're feeling all sorts of things. It's emotional and it stinks to lose this one because I know how much the fans wanted it and how badly we needed it. It's frustrating.
Still, once we look back, it will be something we will never forget. It was well put on, and everyone did a great job taking care of the families. We had nothing but good times, but it's a sour taste now. But once we look back, I think that was really cool.