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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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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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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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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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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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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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Following two straight losses in St. Louis to the suddenly-surging Blues, Colorado rolled into Vegas to take on the Golden Knights in a matchup anticipated by everyone. These are two teams everyone views as Stanley Cup contenders and the two likeliest teams to come out of the West Division in the postseason. With Vegas four points up on Colorado in…...

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The point streak lives! That’s the upside, I suppose. The downside is Vegas retained control of the West Division as they scraped out a 3-2 overtime to stay just one point ahead of Colorado in the standings. Because the season didn’t end today, there are a variety of takeaways here. The Avs now have a 10-game point streak in which…...

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Okay, now what? The Avs had a huge series against Minnesota and they destroyed the Wild to the point where one of their beat writers spent the following week harping on how shots are counted because there was nothing else of substance from that series to delve into. Colorado went to Arizona and pulled three of four points against the…...

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The four-game series between the two favorites from the West Division finished much as it started – with an opportunistic Vegas team finding enough offense and then turning the keys over to highlight-machine Marc-Andre Fleury. The first game of the series was a 1-0 Vegas win in which the Avs played a sloppy, disjointed game where Fleury made no mistakes…...

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I guess technically I’ve had all day to start writing this piece because the puck dropped right about 12 and a half hours ago to begin Colorado’s third outdoor game experience, this time a Lake Tahoe “home” game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Sam Girard scored just minutes into the contest and the television broadcast worked overtime to prevent gratuitous…...

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In an 82-game season with a normal schedule, there isn’t very much you could do to paint the 13th game of the season as particularly important. You’d still have about 85% of the regular season remaining and most likely would see that team again down the road, especially a division rival. Maybe you’ve noticed but we’re not in a normal…...

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Two fun facts we learned about Jayson Megna coming into tonight’s game: He grew up in Cameron’s house from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and his father-in-law is Jim Craig. Unfortunately for the Avalanche, those fun facts were pretty much the end of the fun tonight as Colorado’s return to play fell flat in a 1-0 loss to Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury’s…...

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Happy New Year! According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Avalanche are one of four teams that will participate in a unique two-game set of outdoor games in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Boston, Philadelphia and Colorado’s opponent, Vegas, will play in a two-day, two-game set at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort as part of an experimental “Outdoor Weekend” experience for the league. The…...

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