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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C Bellemare didn’t do much to give Zadorov an outlet on the first goal, but there’s not much you can put on him there. Other than that, a relatively quiet game from him overall and did decently on the Avs only PK of the game. Andre Burakovsky – A Another game where Burakovsky’s playmaking shined through.…...

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One month. That’s how long it had been since Andre Burakovsky had buried a puck behind an opposing goaltender. The 24-year-old started his Avs career looking unstoppable, picking up 13 goals in his first 31 games, but things have not been coming as easy for him lately. The lack of scoring didn’t bother him…as long as the team was picking…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – D It really felt like that third line struggled all night long, whether it was clearing the puck or just making smart plays in the neutral zone. An uncharacteristic game from that trio, as Bellemare, in particular, had a lot of issues with the puck. They got hammered in shot metrics. He did manage to pick…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ Bellemare already has his career-high in points with 35 games left in the year. Just let that sink in for a second. Great play by him at the defensive blue line to deflect the puck away for Calvert. He had a strong game and even though it wasn’t at even strength, it was nice to…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – D Bellemare had just come off the bench on the Malkin goal and got a little too aggressive, which left Malkin open for a split second. That’s all a guy like that needs. Smaller mistakes like that are things Bellemare typically avoids. Andre Burakovsky – C Like we said last game, Burakovsky just isn’t scoring goals…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – D Bellemare took a beating in the face-off circle, winning just four of the 12 he took overall. He got his stick on the pass that went to Zibanejad on the tying goal in the first period, but wasn’t able to get all of it. Andre Burakovsky – C+ Burakovsky isn’t scoring goals like he was…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C- This was the type of game that Bellemare would work well in, as it was a grind it out battle, but he was relatively invisible, which isn’t really a bad thing for him. No shots on goal, no blocks, so he just existed in a game where a lot of guys did the same. Andre…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments.

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – A Tying your career-high in goals and points halfway through the season isn’t a bad start to your Avs career. The goal was a little bit of a gift, but you take them any way you can get them. Important face-off win from him on the Cole goal. Andre Burakovsky – B He had a lot…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C Bellemare had a bit of a disconnected controller moment on the first goal of the game, but evened it out the final bit of the game. He did seem to lose every single face-off in overtime on the penalty kill but it didn’t end up hurting the team overall. Andre Burakovsky – B- Burakovsky did…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – A Don’t blame these guys. Another two goals from the line that should be the fourth line, is used as the third line but is actually the second line for this team. Bellemare was also dominant in the face-off circle. Andre Burakovsky – D Since he’s come back from his injury, Burakovsky has been way too…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – A The man loves going back to play in Vegas, apparently. Two goals in this one, including one where he dangled through Shea Theodore, which I didn’t know he was capable of. It had been over a month since he had scored, so he was in need of a few to bounce his way. Andre Burakovsky…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B- That line was the Avs most consistent from start to finish on both ends of the ice, however, Bellemare got a little lost on the game-winning goal. If you watch him, he goes to chase the same guy that Girard was already on, and has to turn around and find someone. The other forward down…...

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It doesn’t take much to blow a lead. And tonight, it didn’t take much for the Avs to go from leaving with two points to ending up with nothing. Three goals in 2:50 was all the Hurricanes needed to come back and beat the Avalanche by a score of 3-1. The Avs, playing on the second half of a back to…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – D Bellemare got beaten for a few pucks along the boards on the game-tying goal, as it came to him a few times and he just got it taken off his stick. In late-game situations, you just cannot have that. Andre Burakovsky – D Quiet game from Burakovsky. He had one rush up the ice in…...

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Mark Barberio – D Not a good start for Barberio, as he and Lindholm spent a lot of time pinned in their own end in the first period. He tried to reverse the puck on the only Blackhawks goal, but just put too much on it and it ended up costing the Avs. I did think he settled down after…...

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Mark Barberio – C- Barbs did not start the game well, with a penalty on his first shift as his man got behind him. He did manage to draw a penalty in the second period, so it even out a bit there. His shot metrics overall were fine but I don’t remember any real standout plays from him. He was…...

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