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Erik Johnson – C- Johnson’s turnover trying to fire a puck through traffic in the neutral zone directly led to the second Pittsburgh goal and that continues to be a problem that plagues him. There were some good moments from him, though, just not enough to make up for his big mistake of the evening. Cale Makar – B I…...

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Every game tells its own story and through the first five games of the season, the story came down to finishing. After going 5-0 and not trailing in a third period all season, the Avalanche found themselves in a new situation. How teams respond to adversity and what they look like when trailing changes from year to year and having…...

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NCAA Hockey began in earnest this week, and all but one Avs prospect have jumped into their seasons now. With the Colorado Eagles having played just a single game this week the prospect of the week turns towards the high end of the Avs junior players. Prospect of the Week: Bowen Byram – D (Vancouver Giants) round 1, pick 4,…...

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Four goals in 9:25. That was all it took for the Avs to set the tone on Monday afternoon in their matchup with the Washington Capitals. Erik Johnson, Nikita Zadorov, Nazem Kadri, and Mikko Rantanen scored within the first half of the first period, and from there, the Avs did just enough to hold on and come out of the…...

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A four goal outburst in the first 9:25 of the game was just the start the Avalanche needed in Washington, as that red hot start gave them a nice cushion as they held on to beat the Washington Capitals by a score of 6-3. Erik Johnson – A- EJ played a ton, almost 27 minutes overall, with varying degrees of…...

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In this original DNVR series, we take a look at some of the best Avalanche photography of the last week as well as the top picture in the game of hockey. Picture of the Week...

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Drenched in sweat, Samuel Girard looked exhausted after the Avs 3-2 overtime victory against the Arizona Coyotes. Having just played a team-high 23:52 in the win, would you blame him for being tired? Watching him on the ice, it sure doesn’t look like he wears down at all. “I think they have a lot of confidence in me and for…...

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A relatively tame game through two periods took off in the third, with the Avs and Coyotes combining for four goals in the final 20, forcing the game to overtime, where Andre Burakovsky would end it with a beautiful shot. With the 3-2 victory, the Avs start the season 4-0 as they head onto a season-long road trip. How did…...

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The Avs certainly weren’t perfect in their 4-2 win over Boston but a win is a win and the guys were plenty pleased after the game to take the W. First up, the man with the game-winning goal, Andre Burakovsky. Next, the stonewall on the back end, the man Cale Makar called “the backbone of the team,” Philipp Grubauer And…...

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It wasn’t their prettiest game of the season, but the Avs got it done against a very good Boston Bruins team, winning 4-2 behind a tremendous performance from their goaltender Philipp Grubauer. The Avs are now off to a perfect 3-0 start and look to finish off the homestand on Saturday night with another win against the Arizona Coyotes. How…...

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During Colorado’s long wait between games two and three, the seasons managed to change from fall to winter and back to fall. Colorado, eh? As the Avs sat around waiting for their next victim, the NHL continued on. In Vancouver last night, highly-touted defenseman Quinn Hughes finally scored his first NHL goal in his eighth NHL game. The Canucks announcers…...

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When the Avs clinched the wild card spot in 2018 in the final game of the regular season with an empty netter, there were some big names on the ice. Nathan MacKinnon. Gabriel Landeskog. Mikko Rantanen. Another guy who was on the ice protecting the lead? Mark Barberio. It’s easy to forget that Barberio, after being picked up on waivers…...

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In this original DNVR series, we take a look at some of the best Avalanche photography of the last week as well as the top picture in the game of hockey. Picture of the Week...

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Calle Rosen

The Prospect Portfolio has a few new sections this week. First, a video breakdown of the Avs prospect of the week. For the most part, these videos will be focusing on Avs professional prospects that are just one step away from reaching the NHL but may expand as the season goes on. On top of that, there is now also…...

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It was the story of training camp, but Conor Timmins’ time in the NHL is over…for now. Averaging just 10:25 of ice time in the first two games of the season, and not quite having the trust of the coaching staff late in games, the Avs are sending the 21-year-old Timmins to the Colorado Eagles of the AHL to get…...

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LOVELAND, CO. – Conveniently nestled adjacent to Interstate 25, in an arena named after a popular canned beverage, is a notable hockey organization with banners raised to the rafters in acknowledgment of seasonal greatness. Opening night for the 2019-20 season was electric as thousands of fans, donning jerseys emblazoned with Colorado’s vibrant logo on the front and players’ names on…...

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Gabriel Landeskog – A Landeskog is already on the familiar PPG pace he set last season. Tonight, he got the game-winner by standing backdoor and letting Rantanen find him with a great pass. That top line has picked up where it left off last year. Nathan MacKinnon – A- Kind of? MacKinnon had two assists but seemed a little more…...

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Nathan MacKinnon is a superstar. Mikko Rantanen is right behind him. The world seemingly expects Cale Makar to cure cancer in between shifts. It can be easy to forget the steady presence of Gabe Landeskog, who plays third banana on the league’s most dominant top line. It’s a new year but the same old captain for the Avalanche as he…...

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The Avalanche are riding pretty high after winning their season-opener 5-3 over the Calgary Flames. Below is postgame audio from a club that believes it has big things ahead of it. Conor Timmins on his NHL debut: Mikko Rantanen on his two-goal night: Cale Makar: Joonas Donskoi:...

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