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Wednesday night’s loss to Minnesota marked the first time this season the Avs have lost by more than three goals this season. It also marked the second game in a row where the offense came up short following a shutout by Vegas earlier in the week. Sixteen games into the season, the Avs sit only 15th in points percentage in…...

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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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9-6-1 through 16 games? Stanley Cup contender? Are we sure? Following an embarrassing 6-2 loss on home ice to the Minnesota Wild, the Avs fell to sixth place in the West Division. The loss was the first time the Avs have lost two straight games this season. Nathan MacKinnon was scoreless for the second straight game and third time in…...

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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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The four-game series between the two favorites from the West Division finished much as it started – with an opportunistic Vegas team finding enough offense and then turning the keys over to highlight-machine Marc-Andre Fleury. The first game of the series was a 1-0 Vegas win in which the Avs played a sloppy, disjointed game where Fleury made no mistakes…...

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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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I guess technically I’ve had all day to start writing this piece because the puck dropped right about 12 and a half hours ago to begin Colorado’s third outdoor game experience, this time a Lake Tahoe “home” game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Sam Girard scored just minutes into the contest and the television broadcast worked overtime to prevent gratuitous…...

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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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In an 82-game season with a normal schedule, there isn’t very much you could do to paint the 13th game of the season as particularly important. You’d still have about 85% of the regular season remaining and most likely would see that team again down the road, especially a division rival. Maybe you’ve noticed but we’re not in a normal…...

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The Avs take on the Vegas Golden Knights in game two of their four-game set tonight. The news of the morning skate was the availability of Cale Makar, who missed Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Vegas. Head coach Jared Bednar said Makar was a game-time decision and if he doesn’t play, the lineup will be the same as Sunday. If Makar…...

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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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Two fun facts we learned about Jayson Megna coming into tonight’s game: He grew up in Cameron’s house from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and his father-in-law is Jim Craig. Unfortunately for the Avalanche, those fun facts were pretty much the end of the fun tonight as Colorado’s return to play fell flat in a 1-0 loss to Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury’s…...

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Yes. Or no. End of article. Thanks for reading! Just kidding. The Avs are just 11 games into their schedule after being paused due to COVID protocols and are slated to return to practice later this week. With some time on my hands, I wanted to take a look at the curious situation playing out in Calgary with Sam Bennett.…...

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Finding a sense of logic, the NHL announced tonight that all Avalanche games through February 11 will be postponed. This comes on the heels of playing three games in four days against the Minnesota Wild, who now have seven players on the COVID protocol list. Tyson Jost was put on Colorado’s COVID protocol list last night and Gabe Landeskog followed…...

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The NHL announced Thursday night’s game between the Avalanche and Minnesota Wild is postponed after five Wild players tested positive for COVID-19. The league released the following statement: The National Hockey League announced that as a result of five additional Minnesota Wild Players being added today to the NHL’s COVID Protocol Related Absence List, the team’s games will be postponed…...

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The Avs were without five regular skaters, including Nathan MacKinnon, in their third straight game against the Minnesota Wild. Missing arguably the best player in the world means having to find a new way to win games. With a gritty 2-1 win on Tuesday night, the Avs ensure they will get the best of the four-game series against Minnesota regardless…...

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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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Here we go again. The Colorado Avalanche have one of the league’s most talented rosters top to bottom. It’s a shame that roster is so rarely able to play together because injuries have once again besieged the club. Jared Bednar, in hopes of avoiding talking about them again the rest of this week, updated the media at today’s morning skate…...

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