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No Nathan MacKinnon, no problem, apparently. With the Avalanche coming into tonight’s game with everything from being the third seed to possibly clinching the President’s Trophy on the line, no MacKinnon was looming over everything. How would Colorado do without the driver of its offensive engine? Uh, well, just fine as it turns out as the Avs won 6-0 in…...

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Last night, the Avalanche toppled the Kings with a 3-2 win that was driven by a number of young players coming into their own. It was a validation of Colorado’s draft and development program, something that has been very hit-or-miss over the years. Tonight’s 3-2 win over Los Angeles by the Avs is a good example of how different things…...

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If you hopped into a time machine and traveled back to draft night in 2016 and watched the Avs select Tyson Jost with the 10th pick and then came back to 2021 without any knowledge of what happened in that time, seeing the Avs start the game with Jost centering Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen would not have been a…...

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I don’t want y’all to think I’m getting lazy over here or anything but the Avs just keep playing games that look like the previous ones but they’ve improved the results four straight games. From a regulation loss where they dominated to an overtime win where they dominated, then to essentially a 1-0 shutout win where they dominated, today was…...

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So, here’s the deal. The Avs just played their third straight game that looked exactly the same but with a little variety in the results. They’ve progressively gotten a little better as they went from losing in regulation to the Coyotes, then beating them in overtime, to beating the Los Angeles Kings tonight in regulation. The 2-0 win was Philipp…...

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The way winning always papers over flaws is one of the more charming aspects of sports to me. When the outcome is what you set out to achieve, how you got there ends up being a justified journey, even if it wasn’t perfect. See Tuesday night’s win against Los Angeles as a good example of that for the Avalanche. They…...

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There are a lot of things you can point to in order to make a case for this year’s Colorado Avalanche team as a Stanley Cup contender. Certainly their last game, an 8-0 blowout of the St. Louis Blues, is the kind of thing that gets people’s attention but for me it’s more about nights like tonight. The truth is…...

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The Avalanche were beaten down by the Kings 6 to 1 but a handful of players still had a strong showing. https://youtu.be/p1seDM4dGVU...

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Player grades for Colorado's win over the Los Angeles Kings.

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