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Hockey, like most facets of life I suppose, is built on some time-worn cliches that get us through things like game recaps. They become cliches, however, because at the core is almost always some level of truth found in there. One of hockey’s great truths is that you’re never in trouble in a playoff series until you lose a home…...

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Given his team is 5-0 in the postseason for the second straight season, there’s a sneaky amount of pressure on Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar right now. It’s not the kind of pressure that results in a coach losing his job (if that was ever even a possibility, it ended with the tidy sweep of the Predators), but with…...

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This morning, Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar addressed the media for what felt like the 20th time since his team last saw game action. Bednar wasn’t his usual chatty self, there were actually several times he gave one-word or one-line answers. I asked him what he was looking for out of Sam Girard, given the way his postseason performance…...

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Let’s start this Round 2 preview between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues by establishing something that I think is important: This is not last year and the regular-season meetings between these two teams do not matter. There might be plenty of optimism about the Avs-Blues matchup in Colorado, but last year’s sweep of the Blues in Round 1…...

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The Colorado Avalanche normally start their morning skate practice at 10:30 AM on game days. This morning though, as the media filed into the main seating bowl at Ball Arena, the team was noticeably absent from the ice until almost 10:45.  Once media availability rolled around, head coach Jared Bednar reviled that the team was late getting on the ice…...

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“This is embarrassing. It’s always hard to lose in the playoffs, especially like this.” “Listen, they were better than us. They beat us in four straight. They’re a great team. We weren’t good enough, that’s the bottom line.” “As you can see, we didn’t even give ourselves a chance…Clearly [the Avalanche] the better team.” Sometimes the story of a playoff…...

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This was the game the St. Louis Blues were looking for. This was the game folks said the Colorado Avalanche couldn’t win. With an aggressive forecheck turned all the way up and feeding off a raucous home crowd, this was the recipe for the Blues to find their way into a game in a series they entered the night trailing…...

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When the game is halfway over and you’re leading 3-0 and outshooting the opponent 26-10, you aren’t expecting the closest of finishes in that game but that’s exactly what the Colorado Avalanche got in their Game 2 tilt against the St. Louis Blues. Continuing their raw domination of the Blues from Game 1, the Avs jumped on St. Louis and…...

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“Playoffs, you start over, right? Your stats from the regular season don’t matter. In fact, your postseason stats don’t matter at all. For us, it’s about wins and losses.” Colorado Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog started his postgame presser by throwing the numbers from Colorado’s 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 out the window entirely. Coming from…...

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. The Colorado Avalanche, winner of the President’s Trophy as the league’s top regular-season team, opens up their first-round matchup tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues. Despite the Avs going 5-3 against the Blues in their eight matchups throughout the season, many are nervous about the possible matchup problems presented by the Blues as…...

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