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Playing a more veteran lineup, with many of their NHL regulars dressing up front, the Colorado Avalanche put up 47 shots in regulation but were unable to beat either Dallas goaltender more than once, losing by a score of 2-1. How did each player perform? Let’s find out… Cale Makar – B: Crazy to think this is Makar’s first preseason game…...

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The Colorado Avalanche opened the preseason with a disappointing 5-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Coach Bednar was looking for some of the younger players to step up and make him take notice but came away less than impressed, unable to name any standouts after the game. How did each player perform? Let’s find out… Jayson Megna – C: A…...

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“They’ve got something to prove, for me.” Those were the words of Jared Bednar on the eve of Avalanche training camp last week when asked about A.J. Greer and Vladislav Kamenev. While the two of them have had very different paths in the Avs organization, both are in the most pivotal training camps of their careers. No longer on their…...

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Like all of the players, Joonas Donskoi found himself huffing and puffing after the annual conditioning testing on Friday morning. Being one of the Avs new additions, and one who has made many trips to the Pepsi Center on the opposing team, I had to ask: Is the altitude effect a real thing? “It’s real,” Donskoi said after the…...

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Most players are happy to answer when you ask how their summer went. The ever polite Sam Girard, still only 21-years-old, doesn’t want it to just be a one-way conversation. “It was good, spent my summer in Quebec back home,” Girard said, before picking his head up and looking at me. “Yours?” That’s the type of person Girard is.…...

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Exhausted and dripping in sweat, Andre Burakovsky sat in his locker with his head down. Just having gotten his first taste of the grueling annual conditioning tests that Jared Bednar likes to give his team, the 24-year-old Swede just needed a minute to recover. As soon as his wind came back to him, he wanted to make one thing clear:…...

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When longtime Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov left in free agency for the New York Islanders, the job of starting goaltender shifted firmly to Philipp Grubauer. This is the shot Grubauer wanted. Last year after coming over from the Washington Capitals, he had to contend with the final year of Varlamov’s tenure in Colorado before winning the job late in the…...

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DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche dominated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the final two periods and came away with a huge 4-2 victory at home. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (A) – Hell of a game from Ghetto, who was flying all over the ice tonight.  Picked up two assists, and very nearly…...

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The Colorado Avalanche locked it down in the final three minutes, picking up an important 2-1 home win over the Florida Panthers after an extended road trip. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (C+) – He appears to be spending the majority of his time with Wilson and Compher, and had another solid if unspectacular game.  He…...

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The Colorado Avalanche went into Pittsburgh and pulled out a big 2-1 victory against the defending Stanley Cup Champs. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (B) – That was one of Sven’s better all-around performances in a while.  He was moving well all night, and particularly in the third period.  He had a great rush that drew…...

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Mistakes cost the Colorado Avalanche in a tight game against the New Jersey Devils, and they dropped to 1-2 on their homestand with a 2-1 loss. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (B-) – Dropped back down to the 4th line again, but I think he had a lot more jump tonight and was given a bit…...

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The Colorado Avalanche came back from deficit’s twice and capitalized on an overtime power play to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (D) – With Landeskog suspended, Ghetto got a chance on the top line and he disappointed.  The line really didn’t create much at even strength and he ended up with…...

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The Colorado Avalanche were in control from start to finish against the Dallas Stars and came out with a decisive 3-0 victory. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Tyson Barrie (C) – Barrie had a very “blah” game and he hasn’t looked fantastic since returning from injury.  His pairing was the only one where both players were negative in…...

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The Colorado Avalanche came back from a 3-1 deficit to pick up a huge win in overtime over the Detroit Red Wings. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (B) – That line had a really strong start to the night and kind of tailed off but the penalties may have had something to do with  it.  You’d…...

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The Colorado Avalanche came out of the gate hot and never looked back, dominating the Washington Capitals on their way to a much-needed 6-2 victory. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (B) – Quietly solid game from Andrighetto.  He was only out for one attempt toward the Avs’ net and he hit the post late in in…...

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The Avalanche offense decided to take the evening off, scrounging up a weak 18 shots on net on their way to a 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (B) – Ghetto had the best possession numbers on the team, and seemingly alternates from horrible to great games with no in between. …...

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While Matt Duchene didn’t have to finish the game today, the Colorado Avalanche did, and amidst the distraction of their star player getting traded mid-game, the Avalanche lost to the Islanders by a score of 6-4. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (C+) – The winger picked up a couple of assists in the last minute of…...

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The Colorado Avalanche survived an onslaught of shots from the Carolina Hurricanes but were able to overcome everything and escape with a 5-3 victory. Sven Andrighetto (D) – Holy cow.  It’s very difficult to on the ice for 28 shot attempts against, and Andrighetto did it in only 10 5 on 5 minutes.  To boot, he was only on the ice…...

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The Colorado Avalanche bent but did not break in the third period, and a Matt Nieto hat trick capped off a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (D) – The top line struggled against the Stars big line, and mistakes cost them. Andrighetto turned it over to Benn prior to Benn’s…...

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A string of poor decisions in the second period hurt the Colorado Avalanche on their way to a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (C) – He had the best possession numbers on the team but had a relatively quiet night overall, including the fumbling of the puck a few times…...

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