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I always dread covering games against the Dallas Stars. They and the Colorado Avalanche have had a sneaky little rivalry that goes back to the late 90s/early 2000s when the Stars beat the Avalanche in back-to-back Western Conference Final Game 7s. I don’t dread the games because I have flashbacks to those conference finals matchups though, I dread them because…...

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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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One of those hockey sayings you hear all the time is that you can’t win a game in the first period but you can certainly lose one. Tonight was the obvious night to apply that to as the Dallas Stars came out smelling blood with their 2-1 series lead and not wanting a repeat of Game 3 where they had…...

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On a day where the sports world largely pressed pause on itself beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks deciding not to play their postseason game and focus on issues back in Wisconsin, the NHL and its players largely decided to play on. “I don’t think I’d call those distractions,” Cale Makar said after the game when asked about his approach to…...

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I don’t even know what to say. Colorado had complete control of Game 2. They were leading 2-0 and controlling play. They were in a rhythm and playing well. There was intensity, effort, everything you wanted after a team played a bad Game 1. One extremely weak slashing call on Sam Girard, followed seconds later by Corey Perry freely slashing…...

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In sports, as in life, when things are going well, it’s easy to imagine all the ways in which that can turn and all your good vibes and fortune disappear. The fear is not knowing at which angle the universe will attack you. Enter the Avalanche, a team that entered Game 1 of their series against the Dallas Stars having…...

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There are lots of ways I could start this postgame piece off. Puns, alliteration, dramatic flair, making fun of Texas (a Colorado favorite). Instead, let’s just be real about what we saw on the ice Wednesday in Edmonton. That was an ass-kicking. The Avs took the last vestiges of shine off the Dallas Stars on Wednesday evening in a 4-0…...

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