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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Bellemare was out there on the game-winning goal for Vegas, and the forwards on the ice were a jumbled mess all around but felt he had a good night overall. Picked up the primary assist on the Burakovsky goal and played well. Andre Burakovsky – C- Why didn’t we see more of that shot this series?…...

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Colorado’s season ended Thursday night with a 6-3 loss in Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights. The first four-game losing streak of the season for the Avalanche ended up costing them their chance at the Stanley Cup as the Avs once led 2-0 in the series and watched it all slip away. The Avs were significantly better than their…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Really didn’t play much in the last half of the game, but spent a lot of time defending in the first period, and had a bad icing in the first when he had a chance to hit his teammates for an odd-man rush. Jumped up a bit in the second. Andre Burakovsky – F ANOTHER game…...

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In a best-of-series, there’s a certain margin of error afforded each team. It’s exactly three games. After that, a team has to be perfect to get through to the next round. After Mark Stone’s game-winning goal in overtime won Game 5 for Vegas, Colorado’s margin for error is now completely gone. Once up 2-0 in this series, the Avalanche has…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D Like pretty much everyone else on the ice, seemed to give up after the first shot just prior to Vegas’ first goal because they all thought it was in. It wasn’t but was soon after. The Knights were whipping the puck around at will on the power play goal as well that he was out there…...

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Game 3, meet Game 4. You’re so alike, I have a feeling you’re going to get along great. As long as you aren’t from Colorado, it’s going to be an adorable match and you could have a fantastic long-term future together. The Avalanche heads back to Denver following a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights with…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Bellemare made some nice plays in the defensive zone, but like most of the team, spent a ton of time there. He’s got a surprisingly hard slapper and got some use out of it on the Soderberg goal, as Fleury wasn’t able to handle the shot. Andre Burakovsky – F Got moved up to the top…...

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Here’s the short part of the story: Colorado played poorly again in Game 3 while Vegas fed off an energized home crowd and outplayed and embarrassed the Avalanche for much the game. Two goals in 45 seconds late in the third period erased a 2-1 Colorado lead and flipped the series from heading to 3-0 in Colorado’s favor while the…...

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“Styles make fights, and our style against theirs was superior.” – Chauncey Billups One of the most famous and successful athletes in Colorado sports history ought to know what he is talking about. In this case, Mr. Big Shot was referring to the NBA Finals that his Detroit Piston captured the title from a stacked-to-the-max L.A. Lakers squad that featured…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – F The fourth line was horrific tonight at even strength. The Avs didn’t register a shot on net with those guys on the ice, and spent a lot of time just holding on for dear life in their own end. Bellemare was one of the guys not covering the seam pass on the Vegas powerplay goal. Andre…...

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Throughout the course of this regular season, a lot of talk surrounding the Colorado Avalanche centered on the concept of the “kinds of games” that championship teams win. It was overblown a bit but it was interesting to watch the Avalanche evolve as the year went on as they kept checking the boxes. Watching the defending Stanley Cup champions last…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Bellemare’s job tonight was that of the big brother, looking over the two young wingers on his line. They had some tough, grind-it-out shifts early in the game and then didn’t get a ton of shifts later in the game together. Loved his play in the third period, trying to run this game out. Andre Burakovsky…...

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Coming into Game 1 of the highly-anticipated Colorado-Vegas series, the conversation largely centered around “rest versus rust” and the surprising decision of the Golden Knights to start Robin Lehner after Marc-Andre Fleury backstopped them through a grueling seven-game series against Minnesota. Coming out of Colorado’s 7-1 Game 1 demolition of Vegas, there are answers to some of those questions but…...

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After a week of waiting, the Colorado Avalanche finally has a Round 2 opponent. It wasn’t easy as the Vegas Golden Knights coughed up a 3-1 series lead for the third consecutive year but they prevailed last night in a Game 7 domination of the Minnesota Wild with a 6-2 victory, bringing them here to Denver for Game 1 tomorrow…...

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