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As the Avalanche was locking down a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to secure their berth into the postseason, I couldn’t help but think about the team they share Ball Arena with, the Denver Nuggets. You see, the Nuggets are having a pretty respectable season with a potential back-to-back MVP in Nikola Jokic and he’s lived up to every…...

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You know, when news dropped that Nathan MacKinnon was heading back to Denver with an upper-body injury that potentially (probably?) stemmed from his fight with Matt Dumba two days ago, it was the exact kind of thing that has consistently gone the way of the Calgary Flames this year. The Flames have gotten the benefit of the league’s worst division,...

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The Avs entered today’s early-evening tilt in Minnesota in sort of an odd spot in their season. The teams on their schedule are predominantly playoff teams fighting for seeding or for a playoff spot at all. It isn’t a soft spot against weaker competition by any means. With that in mind, the Avs are missing several players who will be...

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Whew, what a day. After months of speculation and armchair-GMing, the NHL’s trade deadline came and went at 1 pm MT Monday afternoon, and it was one of the more active deadline days in recent memory. The Colorado Avalanche added two more players before the league-mandated cut-off, Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Cogliano, and managed to not send out any more...

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What to even say about that game? Colorado’s 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks had a little bit of everything in it, from Nathan MacKinnon having the quietest three-point night of his life to Cale Makar taking another star turn and building on his impressive Norris Trophy credentials to Val Nichushkin setting a well-deserved career-high in points. You also...

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Hockey sure is easy when you score all the goals in the game, isn’t it? For the second straight game, the Avalanche rolled to a 3-0 shutout as the skaters for Colorado took a patient approach with a very banged up Los Angeles Kings roster and waited for mistakes to shake loose and then pounce. That’s exactly how this played...

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That was a hell of a hockey game. During the course of the 82-game regular season, there are always a few that stand out ahead of the others. Colorado’s 2-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes tonight will absolutely be one of those games we look back on and remember that this one was just a bit different. Without a goal...

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I like when games unfold that are pretty straightforward and easy to write about. The Avs have played so many odd games this season that tonight’s 5-3 loss to the Devils feels almost refreshing to write about simply because it boils down to a couple of hard facts that produced the result. Those facts: The Avs did not play quality...

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Coming off their first two-game losing streak since October, the Avalanche walked into the new home of the New York Islanders looking to further sink the disappointing season of the Isles and turn around the woes of their last five days. A tough-luck loss to the Arizona Coyotes and then a thrilling overtime loss to the Flames wasn’t the ideal...

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A hot Calgary team came to Colorado for the first time this season on the heels of a tough OT loss at home to Montreal – a loss which effectively broke their 11-game home-win streak. That’s a feeling the Avalanche can relate to after having their 18 game home-win streak broken by none other than the Arizona Coyotes in early...

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Regardless of the result, this game was endlessly annoying. Ok, maybe not “endlessly”, that third period was pretty awesome for the Colorado Avalanche, but they had to battle through it a bit to get there. There were a lot of really cool, fun storylines that surrounded this game, so that’s where I’m going to start, but what we saw on...

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It’s like I’ve been saying this whole time, the Avs only win this game if Andre Burakovsky and  J.T. Compher score. I didn’t say that, but it’s beginning to feel like a part of their second-half of the season identity: however it may look, find ways to win. Despite coming in on the second leg of a back-to-back, there was...

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The Avalanche finished up their four-game road trip with a 3-1 record after a tidy 5-2 win tonight over the Detroit Red Wings in Little Caesars Arena. It finished off the Avalanche schedule against the Atlantic Division with a comical 12-3-1 record with only one of those losses coming after the first week of December. That loss was the 5-1...

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It hasn’t happened very often this year but the Colorado Avalanche got smoked today in a game that was never all as close as the final score might indicate. Given that the Avs lost 5-1 to the Boston Bruins, it’s pretty telling how poorly they played that it probably should have been worse. Darcy Kuemper is the guy who is...

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Afternoon games are just weird. This year’s Avalanche team has largely bucked convention and just won games anyway regardless of the history of a challenging situation they’ve found themselves in. Today’s 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres is much of the same, though it certainly didn’t as easily as...

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There’s nothing in the NHL quite like when two teams meet up in the regular season after a contentious playoff series. Players, coaches, fans, front office people, everyone feels the little extra juice involved in running it back against a team you just went to war with in the last run of the postseason gauntlet. Last year’s Colorado-Vegas series was...

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On Super Bowl Sunday, the NHL had the brilliant (I’m not being sarcastic) idea to blow off a morning of talking about something that’s going to happen later and have a handful of NHL teams play make-up games from the waves of COVID that crashed onto the league’s shores during December. One of those games took what would have been...

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Sports gambling has taken hold of the entire sporting world in part because of the thrill of trying to predict the future in the notoriously unpredictable world of games. Tonight’s Avalanche loss to the Arizona Coyotes was one that saw the crumbling of countless parlays and the end of two lengthy streaks, 18 straight at home and 10 straight overall....

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Full disclosure: this game was a little bit of a disappointment for me. The Colorado Avalanche came into this game against the lowly Buffalo Sabres with a chance to extend their winning streak to 10 straight games, and an opportunity to push their home winning streak to an absurd 18 consecutive wins. While they did eventually do all of that,...

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In a month that has seen the Avalanche climb the record books with a 17-game home winning streak, they also moved into a tie for second place for the most wins in a month with their 14th win in January. It is a record for most wins in January, however, which is nice. When the Avs host the Buffalo Sabres...

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