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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Quite literally nothing happened with him on the ice, as there were only seven total shot attempts between the two teams in his nearly 10 minutes of ice. Andre Burakovsky – D A step back from Burakovsky after some great performances. The powerplay in the third period really stood out in a negative way, with some…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C+ Getting shot attempts, but definitely doesn’t look to be putting much fear in goalies as none of them are hitting the net. Had a great chance in the second period in the slot but missed the net completely. Did like the fourth line overall. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Burky looks back, even though he was held…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D I really liked this line to start the game, and at the start of the second period, as they were causing some problems for the Sharks defense and even drew a penalty, but Bellemare just straight up lost his man on the first Sharks goal, as he got caught puck watching. He had a great chance…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B+ Nice to see Bellemare get on the board, even if it was an empty netter. They all count! This one probably felt better after the scary moment in the second period when he took a puck up high. He had a talking with the official in the third after returning, probably on what they were thinking…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Granted, it looks like there’s a chance that Bellemare might never score again given how this year has started, but he at least had some good looks in this game that Hill had to be ready for. Did not like Bellemare just looking to block a shot instead of covering anyone in front of his net…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D+ The fourth line had a pretty horrendous shift to start the game and didn’t really spend any extended time in the offensive zone. They get some kudos for I guess not being on the ice for a goal against. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Probably one of Burky’s better games in a long time, even though he…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B- The fourth line was okay, probably their most consistent line from the standpoint of keeping things away from their own net. Didn’t notice anything spectacular from him in any way, but it should be noted he still has yet to pick up a point this year. I didn’t expect the production from last year but would…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – A The fourth line played a massive role in this one. Bellemare was smart with his decisions, particularly when it came to getting the puck out, and shot the puck every chance he got, as both he and Calvert led the Avs with four even strength shots on goal. Great job towards the end of the game…...

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It’s not often that a team can insert five healthy players into the lineup from one game to the next, but the Avs may be doing just that on Saturday against Vegas. After a short practice to test out the digs outdoors at Lake Tahoe ahead of the game on Saturday, Avs coach Jared Bednar announced that all of the…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C For the second straight game, this ragtag group on the fourth line did just enough to get by, and nearly scored. Bellemare had a chance in the first period but Holden got his stick on the shot to deflect it wide of the open net. It’s not pretty, and when Stone’s line was against them, it…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Nice to see him back in the lineup, and felt like the fourth line did completely fine considering the circumstances. Not sure he’s had the same lineups in consecutive games this year. Andre Burakovsky – D If Burky has the puck on a two on one, he should not be looking for a pass. That’s what…...

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Andre Burakovsky – D Outside of some good defensive plays by Saad, the second line, the only line that stuck together from last game, was a non-factor overall. Burakovsky had some tough moments with the puck and overall just didn’t do much. Bowen Byram – C- Byram got bailed out pretty hard by Saad backchecking and lifting Bjugstad’s stick in…...

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Andre Burakovsky – C Burky’s shot metrics were great, but it didn’t necessarily match up with the eye test. The puck had problems on his stick all night. Whether it was whiffing on an empty net early, whiffing on a one-timer in the third, or just overhandling the puck on the power play in the second, the puck was not…...

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Andre Burakovsky – B The first assist wasn’t too much and benefited on a great play by Saad, but the second assist was a thing of beauty to Compher, threading the needle across the royal road to hit him for an easy goal. We’re now sitting here with him well over a point per game to start his season. Bowen…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – N/A Bellemare hit the crossbar early on a breakaway and then suffered what looked like it could be a serious injury later in the first period. There was no update after the game, so we’ll find out more this weekend. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Best shot metrics on the team this evening, as the Avs controlled 68%…...

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After what is likely their most impressive win of the year to date, Jared Bednar delivered some unfortunate news to the media. Matt Calvert, who was originally listed as day to day, is now being listed as “out indefinitely”. The 31-year-old winger was sitting fifth on the Avs in ice time among forwards, but now will be out for an…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B- He had the goal taken away from him that looked like it might have hit off his stick, but a good night for the fourth line otherwise. They controlled the majority of the play and shot attempts, although the real driver was Jost. Andre Burakovsky – B Nice to have him back after a game of…...

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Welcome to the Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on Twitter, Discord, or respond in the comments. https://twitter.com/FlyByCygnus2112/status/1353386122680782851?s=20 For starters, the salary cap implications played a role in the Avs running 7 defensemen in one of the games, as they…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- Quite literally nothing happened with Bellemare on the ice tonight. He took the penalty late in the game, which quite frankly was hard to tell if he really did anything too egregious, but for a fourth-line center, I’ll take a quiet game. Bowen Byram – B Honestly, I thought there were some rough moments for Byram…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C The penalty, I could really go either way on. There was a good amount of interference in the matchup, but he got caught for it because it was around the puck, making it more noticeable. Made a nice play on the PK to get the puck to Graves for a good chance. Bowen Byram – B-…...

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