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It’s always tough when a person who has found success his entire life suddenly finds himself struggling in ways he never has before. So goes it with Tyson Jost, the 10th overall pick from the 2016 NHL Draft who had a stellar freshman season at North Dakota before signing with the Avalanche and turning pro. Fast forward to this season and…...

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Andrew Agozzino (A+) – First career NHL goal, assist on the third goal: 6:27 TOI. That’s how you handle opportunity. Sven Andrighetto (D+) – This is a touch harsh but when your playing time essentially doubles and I still don’t have much to say about your game, you’re not doing enough with the increased opportunity. Or I just really missed the boat…...

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It was funny walking into the Avalanche locker room tonight. Players tend to stay in the same lockers for years at a time so when you walk in, you tend to know where you’re going based on which player you’re wanting to talk to after a game. With his call-up happening yesterday and me not working morning skate this morning…...

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When the Avalanche found themselves tied in a game without goals entering the third period yesterday, there was plenty of hope the team could find a way on home ice to come out on top of the St. Louis Blues. They had played a tightly contested defensive game and goaltender Semyon Varlamov had been great at bailing them out of…...

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Sven Andrighetto (C+) – After a very strong showing in Winnipeg, Andrighetto returned to previous levels today. It wasn’t all bad for him but it wasn’t the impressive performance he put up two nights ago. Tyson Barrie (D) – The power play continues to not only not produce, but it’s also not even coming close to creating chances. As the primary QB…...

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Sven Andrighetto (A) – He was really fun to watch. Then he scored a goal and it was a nice reminder of just exactly what he is capable of when he’s feeling it. Always happy for a guy struggling through the season when he has a good night. Tyson Barrie (C+) – The shot attempts weren’t great but not many actually…...

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That’s how you end a losing streak! Following weeks of futility and seemingly inventing new ways to lose on any given night, the Avalanche went into a place that’s been nothing short of a house of horros and slayed a whole grip of demons all at once. Sure, it’s just one game but Colorado’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets…...

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Losing sucks. When you lose eight games in a row, you know what’s coming. You know guys like me are going to ask questions you don’t want to answer and talk about topics you don’t want to touch on. So it came as no surprise when Nathan MacKinnon heard the question about recent struggles and his eyes went from focused…...

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Sven Andrighetto (D) – There just isn’t anything happening here. He did almost create something on the power play but he got spun around and lost his feet. I’m not going to rail on it being a penalty because I’m not sure if it was but it would be nice to see Andrighetto actually contribute a little something. Tyson Barrie (F)…...

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When you’ve lost seven games in a row, there aren’t really any positives you can take into the eighth game that don’t sound hollow or meaningful. The Avalanche went out and had the kind of first period they really needed to have. Sure, there were some mistakes but asking a team to play mistake-free is asking a team not to…...

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With the Avalanche back in town following a peculiar road trip out east that saw them lose all three games in overtime, the focus today was not on what they lost on the trip but rather what they gained. The players and head coach Jared Bednar stressed the importance of buying into the positivity of the situation right now. Despite…...

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Sven Andrighetto (C-) – Didn’t really notice him at all today. Tyson Barrie (C-) – He had a really tough night in Washington and he usually responds to rough performances with a nice game after but today he just didn’t really have it going on. There were some turnovers and questionable pinches as it really looked to me like he was…

Sven Andrighetto (B) – This was his best game by a country mile in a long time. He’s been a total no-show for a while but he was buzzing all over the ice tonight. He had multiple very good scoring chances but didn’t capitalize. If he played this way more consistently, he wouldn’t be stuck on Colorado’s fourth line. Tyson…...

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Player grades for Colorado's loss to the Minnesota Wild. 

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Takeaways from Colorado's 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

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Player grades for Colorado's loss to the Nashville Predators.

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Takeaways from Colorado's beating of the Los Angeles Kings.

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

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