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Colorado loses both starting goalies to injury as the Senators rally past the Avs 5-3

It all started so well for struggling Colorado Avalanche, who were looking for their second win of the season on Thursday night. Instead, they lost 5-3 to the Ottawa Senators.

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The Senators will open their home schedule against the Avalanche.  The next time these two teams will be January 8 in Denver.  The Avalanche were 2-0 in the season series.

The Avalanche are having a difficult time finding the back of the net.  They lost 3-2 in overtime to the Maple Leafs.  The Avs are averaging 1 goal a game, which is lower than last season.  

Matt Duchene scored his first goal of the season against Toronto.  With Duchene scoring, that could be the spark the Avs need to get their offense moving.   

This is game three of a four-game road trip and their third game in four nights.  

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This is the first of the two games between the Colorado Avalanche and the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. They will play each other again on Nov. 6 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The Avalanche finally earned their first win of the season Monday against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden in a 2-1 victory. Daniel Briere scored his 300th career goal with 0.4 seconds left in regulation, keeping the Avalanche out of overtime.

Toronto scored five goals in the second period of their 6-3 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists that helped the Maple Leafs earn their first win of the season.

Avalanche defeat Bruins 2-1 for first win of the season

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Colorado Avalanche forward Daniel Briere netted his 300th goal of his career with 0.4 seconds left in regulation, putting the Avs ahead 2-1 to defeat the Boston Bruins this afternoon, resulting in their first win of the season.

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What a 300th goal by Danny Briere! Clock beating and game winning.

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What a 300th goal by Danny Briere! Clock beating and game winning.

@avalanche: Mr. 300 [x]

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The Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins each won one game of their series last season, both teams winning 2-0 in the other’s arena. The Avalanche have won four times in a row playing at the TD Garden. These two teams will meet once more this season at the Pepsi Center on Jan. 21, 2015.

This will be Jarome Iginla’s first trip back to Boston after playing for the Bruins in the 2013-14 season, where he scored 30 goals. The Avalanche are looking for Iginla to bring some of that to their team, seeing as they have yet to score a goal this season. Colorado is on a four-game road trip starting in Boston, and after being shut out by the Minnesota Wild twice in a row at both the season opener and their home opener, the Avalanche are looking for their first win of the season too.

The Bruins lost 4-0 at home against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night and is 1-2-0 after losing to both the Detroit Red Wings and the Capitals. Center David Krejci, who missed the first three games due to an undisclosed injury, may be able to play after being eligible to come off of injured reserve.

Avalanche fall to Wild 3-0 in home opener

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The Colorado Avalanche are now 0-2 for the season, which is the first time since 2008-09, and both losses have come from facing the Minnesota Wild. The Avalanche is the only team in the NHL that hasn’t scored a goal yet.

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The Minnesota Wild scored four times in a 13-minute span of the second period in a 5-0 defeat of the Colorado Avalanche in the regular-season opener for each team on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. Zach Parise had a goal and two assists and Mikael Granlund, Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter each had two points.

Colorado got off to a 6-0-0 start last season and won the Central Division title, but their defense started with a thud on Thursday. The Avalanche couldn’t find a way to slow down Minnesota’s top line of Parise, Granlund and Pominville, who were on the ice for four of the Wild’s five goals. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov was pulled from the game after 40 minutes of play, but he is expected to start in net tonight.

Wild blank the Avs 5-0 in their first meeting since Playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche allowed the Minnesota Wild to reach a club-record of 48 shots on goal during the second period of their season opener and suffered a 5-0 loss at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. tonight. 

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The last time these two teams met was in Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round Series.  The Avalanche fell short due to a Nino Niederreiter OT goal.  

The Avalanche did add some new faces during the offseason.  Jarome Iginla signed a three-year contract.  During practice on Monday, Iginla was skating right wing on the second line with center Matt Duchene and left wing Alex Tanguay.  Iginla and Tanguay aren’t strangers.  They spent 5 years as teammates up in Calgary.  With the addition of Iginla, Nathan MacKinnon, who spent the majority of camp as a center, has been shifted to right wing and will play on a line with Ryan O’Reilly at center and Captain Gabriel Landeskog at left wing.  

The Wild have released goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, which puts Darcy Kuemper between the pipes.  

New season means new infographs!
Welcome to the team, Iggy!

New season means new infographs!

Welcome to the team, Iggy!

Patrick Bordeleau will miss the next three months as he recovers from off-season back surgery.

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Giguere Retires After 16 NHL Seasons

The Colorado Avalanche have put together a comprehensive overview of former Avs goaltender, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, in this article.

Giguere, 37, has won the Conn Smythe trophy and the Stanley Cup during the course of his 16-season career. He played his final three season as the backup goalie for the Avalanche.