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3/6/2014 - Congratulations to Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, who broke Wayne Gretzky’s record for the longest point streak by an 18 year old! With the assist tonight on Andre Benoit’s overtime winner, MacKinnon has upped his streak to 13 games.
Avalanche hit four in a row after OT thriller in Detroit
DETROIT – A great defense is a great offense as Avalanche defenseman Andre Benoit scores in overtime to best the Red Wings 3-2.
TV: Altitude TV, NHL Network, Fox Sports Detroit
The Avalanche take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in Detroit at 8 p.m. for the second time this season. Earlier in the season, the Avalanche took on the Red Wings at home and lost 4-2 and now they are looking to split the series in Detroit.
With only one addition to the lineup, the Avalanche are looking to use their system that they have been using all season to make a run for the cup. The young team that they are using is meshing together well under coach Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic saw that and made no moves to mess up the chemistry.
It is expected tonight that Seymon Varlamov will be starting in net tonight.
Tonight the team is running in hot off of a victory against Central Division rival the Chicago Blackhawks and look to continue it into tonight. Nathan MacKinnon keeps his scoring streak alive and has it at 12 games, which is the longest by a rookie since Colorado’s Paul Stastny hit 20 games in 2006-2007. Matt Duchene is still running hot with his five game scoring streak.
The only injury tonight is Alex Tanguay who is seated for the rest of the season.
Avalanche acquire G Reto Berra at deadline
DENVER - The 2014 deadline is over and the Avalanche did not make a large splash, but they did jump in the puddle. Late in the deadline, the Avalanche sent a 2014 second round pick to the Calgary Flames for Goaltender Reto Berra.
The Avs close in on the division with win over Chicago
DENVER – The Avalanche come closer to the top of the Central Division with a crucial 4-2 win over division rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tonight the Colorado Avalanche take on the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago in a Central Division Showdown.
For the fourth time this season the Avalanche will battle the Blackhawks to take over the Central Division and open up the series. The Avalanche have a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks coming into tonight and are looking to make it 3-1.
The last time these two teams faced off was Jan. 14 with the Avalanche winning in overtime by a goal from Tyson Barrie. Seymon Varlamov got the start and made 46 saves.
Seymon Varlamov has got the nod to start tonight.
The hot names on the Avalanche continue to be Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon who both are on scoring streaks with MacKinnon at 11 games and Duchene at four.
Alex Tanguay is the only injury tonight as he is out for the remainder of the season.
Avalanche Strike Back with 4 Goal Final Period to beat Lightning
Denver – The Avalanche pull out a big win against the Lightning by a score of 6-2 with the help from a four goal third period.
The Colorado brought a lot to the blue line as the defense was their top scoring position of the night. Healthy contributions include a two goal night from defenseman Nick Holden, including the empty netter to put the avalanche up two goals. Other defensive scorers include Tyson Barrie and returning from a suspension, Erik Johnson.
The opening period was a close battle until the Lightning struck first by a goal from Tom Pyatt at 16:49. The Avalanche did not take this goal so late in the first lightly as they quickly struck two goals against Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop. The two Avalanche goal scorers include Tyson Barrie and Ryan O’Reilly who scored 1:42 apart to end the first period at 2-1 Avalanche.
The second period came to a close with two goals by the Lightning forward Nate Thompson and goaltender Ben Bishop stopping 13 shots from the Avalanche.
Four goals came from the Avalanche to seal the victory throughout the third period. Avalanche goal scorers include defensemen Nick Holden with two goals including an empty netter, Erik Johnson, and Forward Paul Stastny with an empty netter.
Avalanche Seymon Varlamov was the starting goaltender for the Avs and faced down 34 shots and made 31 saves.
Avalanche forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene continue their scoring streaks as each had two assists. Duchene continues his streak of seven points in four games and MacKinnon takes his scoring streak to 11 games.
Game time: 6 p.m., Altitude, Sun Sports
The Lightning look to strike twice as they come to Colorado and take on the Avalanche. The Avalanche and Lightning are facing off for the second and last time this regular season. The Lightning won the first match in Tampa Bay, but the Avs look to split the series.
Nathan MacKinnon continues to light up the score board as he takes his point streak to 10 games. MacKinnon is the first rookie since Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007 to go on a 10 game scoring streak. MacKinnon will be moving from the second line center to first line winger with Gabriel Landeskog and Paul Stastny after the surgery of Alex Tanguay. When asked about the change MacKinnon responded “I think I showed in the three or four games before the [Olympic] break that I can play center, but I feel good as a winger now, and I want to stick as a top-six forward for the rest of the year. So, in my mind, I’m a right winger now.”
Semyon Varlamov is expected to start tonight.
Defenseman Erik Johnson prepares to return to the lineup tonight after receiving a two game suspension.
Matt Duchene continues his hot streak with five points in the last three games.
Alex Tanguay had surgery on February 21st and will remain out for the remainder of the season.
Game time: 7 p.m., Altitude and Fox Sports Arizona PLUS
This is the final time these two teams will meet this season. The season series is tied at 1. The Avalanche won in Phoenix on November 21 and the Coyotes won in Denver on December 10.
Nathan MacKinnon is still riding his nine-game point streak. He is atop the candidate list for the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the league’s top rookie. MacKinnon leads all rookies in goals (22), assists (23) and points (45). He has seven goals and 16 assists in the past 12 games.
The Avalanche gave up 4 unanswered goals in Wednesday’s 6-4 loss to Los Angeles . Captain Gabriel Landeskog told reporters "I don’t think that [the Kings] did anything different, but I think that we started making bad decisions with the puck and even without the puck. In the [defensive] zone we kind of got hemmed in a little bit and didn’t box out. “[The Kings are] a good team, but it definitely feels like we should have won this one.”
Semyon Varlamov is expected to start in goal tonight.
The Avs will be without Erik Johnson, who is serving his second of his two-game suspension for a slash on Frans Nielson. Max Talbot is likely to return after missing Wednesday’s game due to the birth of his first child.
Matt Duchene is still on fire. He has four points (two goals) in his past two games and 11 points in the past 10.
Alex Tanguay is out for the season due to a hip injury. He had Surgery on February 21. John Mitchell is listed as day-to-day due to a groin injury but he is expected to play tonight.
Avalanche Sign Cliche to a Two-Year Extension
The Colorado Avalanche announced that they have signed forward Marc-Andre Cliche to a two-year extension through the 2015-15 season.
Check out the Avalanche press release for more information!
Make sure you tune in Friday when Cliche and the Avs take on the Phoenix Coyotes in the Valley of the Sun at 7 p.m.
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No hard feelings. Landeskog and Duchene are all smiles as they show off their medals before the game.
Anze Kopitar’s 3-point night leads the Kings past the Avalanche
Colorado— The last two meetings between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche have been close with both games going past regulation time and it looked as if they were headed there again until Kings goalie Martin Jones decided 60 minutes was enough.
Game time: 8:00 PM NBCSN
The Avs return to the ice tonight to take on the Kings at the Pepsi Center.
This is the third time these two teams will meet this season. The two previous games were played at the Staples Center and required extra time. Jamie McGinn scored in overtime and Semyon Varlamov had a shutout on November 23. On December 21, Anze Kopitar scored the winning shootout goal and the Kings won that game 3-2.
This is the start of a three game home stand for the Avalanche.
Defensman Erik Johnson will miss the next two games due to suspension for a slash. The Avs will also be without Alex Tanguay.
Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon are still riding point streaks from before the Olympic break. Look for them to try to continue their streaks.