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Jack Johnson – C+ Jack Johnson was exactly what you’ve come to expect from him tonight. Thought he made a couple good plays, and I liked him a little better away from EJ on the penalty kill. We talked about it the other day on the DNVR Avalanche Podcast, but playing like he did tonight, JJ would be the absolute…...

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Whew. Ok. That one was a doozy. The MLK Day matinee saw the Colorado Avalanche win what turned out to be a throwback Avs-Wild rivalry game by outlasting the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in a shootout. The story of today should be that we saw a really fun, classic hockey game between two teams that have a history of really not…...

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In my opinion, what made the game-changing Too Many Men call earlier this week in Nashville extra disappointing was that the Colorado Avalanche went into that game with a chance to claim the top spot in the Central Division had they won. They let that opportunity slip away but had another chance this weekend to climb to the top of…...

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Well, the Avs won again. Their home winning streak is now up to 13 after they won a more-exciting-than-expected shootout contest against the Arizona Coyotes to cap off a 4-3 win that had a little of everything in it. Special teams played a major role as Colorado’s atrocious penalty kill finally stepped up as the Avs killed off two minutes…...

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The NHL announced the rosters for this year’s NHL All-Star Game in Vegas in the first week of February. As expected, Nathan MacKinnon was named the captain of the Central Division as a result of the NHL’s All-Star Fan Vote. It will be MacKinnon’s fifth All-Star Game appearance and his third straight as the captain of the division. MacKinnon and…...

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Jack Johnson – C+ I thought this was one of Jack Johnson’s better games. Did a good job of pushing play, and wasn’t caught out of position regularly in his own end as we’ve seen recently. He had a good five-minute stretch in the third where he put several shots on towards the net and played a part in the…...

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There are lots of truths to be told after Colorado’s five-game winning streak came to an end tonight in Nashville in a 5-4 overtime loss. Let’s just start there and see where we end up. One of the truths is that the too-many-men penalty called on the Avalanche in the extra session appears to have no basis in reality. Also…...

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At a past job, we would have two-day quarterly meetings that would serve as a reflection on how things are going, and what the game plan is going forward. One of the topics that would take up the majority of the first day was “what is the smell in your office?” That didn’t mean, are your employees clean and do…...

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Wow. Just…wow. Truth be told, I hated the first 40 minutes of this game. It had nothing to do with the score, it was just ugly hockey. The last 20+ minutes, however, were among the most electric we’ve seen this season. That is at least if you’re a member of the Colorado Avalanche and its fan base. For the Toronto…...

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Two nights ago, when the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks in an overtime thriller, we talked on the DNVR Avalanche Postgame Show about how the Avs have been impressive this season in their ability to win in a variety of different games and situations. Well, that was on display again tonight. After a back and forth first period that…...

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Jack Johnson – (INC)  Jack Johnson left half way through the game with a lower-body injury, and did not return. He didn’t have much of an impact when he was in the game. Incomplete for ol’ JJ tonight. Bowen Byram – C- We talked about him in the DNVR Avalanche Pregame Show in terms of what the expectations were for…...

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