After surprising loss to Coyotes, Avalanche to zero in on neutral-zone play against Maple Leafs — The Denver Post

The relatively harmless “bag” skate to complete Avalanche practice Thursday might have had something to do with Wednesday’s result against the visiting Arizona Coyotes, but what Colorado focused on previously in the practice was undoubtedly put in place to prevent another poor offensive showing Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Avs, who produced just…

via After surprising loss to Coyotes, Avalanche to zero in on neutral-zone play against Maple Leafs — The Denver Post

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Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg’s Two-Goal Game — Mile High Sticking

The Colorado Avalanche have started getting some secondary scoring, including two goals by Carl Soderberg in the game against the Arizona Coyotes. The Colorado Avalanche finally got some secondary scoring in the game against the Arizona Coyotes. A whole lot of secondary scoring. In fact, in the 6-2 victory over the Coyotes, it was all…

via Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg’s Two-Goal Game — Mile High Sticking

Three stars, five takeaways from the Avalanche’s OT loss at Los Angeles — The Denver Post

LOS ANGELES — The Avalanche lost 2-1 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings late Thursday night at the Staples Center. THREE STARS Dustin Brown. Playing in his 1,000th NHL game, the Kings forward scored the OT goal 44 seconds into the extra frame. Gabe Landeskog. Avalanche left wing scored a goal on a terrific…

via Three stars, five takeaways from the Avalanche’s OT loss at Los Angeles — The Denver Post

Lightning Overcome Landeskog’s Hat Trick, Beat Avs 6-5 — CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got a timely offensive boost from its defensemen to keep their winning streak going. Anton Stralman had two goals, and fellow defensemen Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev also scored to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win. “It was huge.…

via Lightning Overcome Landeskog’s Hat Trick, Beat Avs 6-5 — CBS Denver

Colorado Avalanche: Analyzing the Consistent Third Line — Mile High Sticking

The Colorado Avalanche third line of Blake Comeau , Matt Nieto and Carl Soderberg remain the most consistent aspect of the season. Even though the Colorado Avalanche have gone through some changes this season, with trades, waiver claims and free agency acquisitions one line has been pretty consistent through the season so far. Blake Comeau…

via Colorado Avalanche: Analyzing the Consistent Third Line — Mile High Sticking

Avalanche gameday: Coaching staff sticks with nontraditional lineup against Florida — The Denver Post

The Avalanche begins a three-game homestand Thursday against the Florida Panthers and will feature the same 11-forward, seven-defensemen look it used during its recent four-game road trip. Coach Jared Bednar has just two set lines and the other five forwards will rotate in based on the coach’s feel, same as the extra defenseman. Normally, teams…

via Avalanche gameday: Coaching staff sticks with nontraditional lineup against Florida — The Denver Post

Joe Sakic assesses his Avalanche team nearly six weeks after Matt Duchene trade — The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Thirty games into the 82-game NHL season, and nearly six weeks after the Matt Duchene trade, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic discussed the state of his team before Tuesday’s 5-2 loss at the Washington Capitals. From the visiting management suite at Capital One Arena, Sakic said the recent 1-4 homestand was the dark…

via Joe Sakic assesses his Avalanche team nearly six weeks after Matt Duchene trade — The Denver Post