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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C When together, the fourth line was pretty bad, but Bellemare gets kudos for his penalty-killing work. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but some big shot blocks to just do what he could to help the team out. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Easily their best player on the ice that wasn’t in the net, and even…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Super low-event game from the fourth line. Out there for a goal and then a goal against. Picked up a free assist when Makar decided to go to town on Toews’s 2nd goal. Bellemare looks way better with two speedy wingers, which he had tonight. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Quite literally the only secondary scorer producing…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C The fourth line was…whatever. Bellemare had a nice shot block on the penalty kill on a Burns shot that got the puck out, but beyond that, there was little that line did to make you feel good about it in their first game. Andre Burakovsky – B- Another great goal. That line was probably the Avs…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- Got bailed out on a clean lost face-off in the second period that the Sharks rang off the iron. Beyond that, not much to watch, as the Avs didn’t kill much in terms of penalties, and with being down most of the game, Bellemare didn’t play a ton. Andre Burakovsky – B+ As soon as he…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- 500th game, which is an achievement in and of itself, but for a guy who entered the league late, it’s even more impressive. Not his best night overall, and the most memorable thing to happen to him was a Sherwood shot to the junk. Andre Burakovsky – B Some pretty strong zone entries in this game,…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – A One thing is apparent: Bellemare plays much better with two speedy wingers around him. That’s not how he’s built, so having two linemates that can help with retrieval is huge for him. Fourth line was great. His shot share numbers were out of control, and the PK was solid. Andre Burakovsky – C Thought he was…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D The only fourth-liner who didn’t look completely awful, except he took a penalty early when the team had no momentum, so that doesn’t help. Andre Burakovsky – D I think I saw Burky take more snapshots tonight than I have all year, and none of them were that great, one sailing well over the net. On…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C The fourth line did some decent things and drew a few penalties, but Bellemare was one of the guys on the ice for the first goal against. He was not the problem on that goal, though. Andre Burakovsky – D Took way too long to release a few of his shots. Had some pucks come to…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- Lost face-off cleanly on the game-winning goal. 5 on 3, so a lot has to go right to kill it, but starts with the face-off. The fourth line is just a mishmash of different types of players and doesn’t seem to be a great fit for any of them right now. Andre Burakovsky – B Plenty…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- Maybe his best shift of the game came on his first, with a near breakaway on the penalty kill and then another steal to kill more time. After that, his line got caved in. I don’t think it was his guy that scored on the second goal, as O’Brien was the high forward and drifted pretty…...

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When a team gets a league-mandated week break from playing, you expect there to be plenty of news when they return to the ice. That was certainly the case today for the Colorado Avalanche. As no new players were added to the Covid protocol list for the team today, they were cleared to return to practice in the afternoon. This…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B The fourth line set the tone early as the Blues did come out pretty hot, and Bellemare cooled them off just a little bit with his laser beam of a shot. The PK was a little scattershot overall but Bellemare was solid and got the team going when they needed it. Andre Burakovsky – C The…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D Fourth line rode the struggle bus tonight, with Bellemare carrying the worst shot share on the team. Both of those shot attempts were at least his, but not much offense coming there. Got beat up in the face-off circle. Andre Burakovsky – C One of the only guys in the secondary that had some good chances,…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C The fourth line isn’t really doing a whole lot right now, with pretty limited minutes 5 on 5. Bellemare is still contributing on the PK, although he got stuck out there on a pretty long shift in the third with the Avs pinned in their end. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Burakovsky all alone in the slot…...

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On Friday, the Avs acquired an old friend in Patrik Nemeth to help down the stretch. On Saturday, they acquired an old enemy. Not completely satisfied with his depth at the goaltender position, Joe Sakic went out and acquired 34-year-old Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Greg Pateryn and a 2021 5th round draft pick. Dubnyk,…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Completely weird stat…Bellemare did not take a single face-off. Not very often you see that, but looks like Compher took over that role for this game. A pretty nothing game from Bellemare, with nothing much on the stat sheet. Andre Burakovsky – F A really rough game with the puck, especially in the first period with…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – F Can’t really say much other than the Avs penalty kill was horrendous, and Bellemare was out there for three of the Wild PP goals. The fourth line has not looked the same without the speed of an O’Connor or Calvert. Andre Burakovsky – D Scored another goal, very similar to his one on Monday evening off…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B- I liked Bellemare a good bit on the penalty kill tonight, as he had a good night there and won the majority of his face-offs. The fourth line wasn’t that good, as they had one really good shift that led to a goal and got pinned in a few times otherwise, but good forecheck by Bellemare…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- I didn’t like the fourth line in this one much. Bellemare had the worst shot share on the team, and had some good moments on the penalty kill, but was out there for the horrendous penalty kill that led to the Blues only goal and had a chance to clear not long before it went in.…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Won a ton of offensive zone face-offs right in the left circle that unfortunately didn’t lead to much more than long-distance shots, but that’s not his fault. Liked his work on the penalty kill, for the most part. Fourth line, which was kind of makeshift, did well. Andre Burakovsky – C+ Really liked the second line…...

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