Colorado Avalanche Began Seven-Game Road Stretch


The Colorado Avalanche continue their seven-game road stretch on Thursday, November 12th against the Boston Bruins.

The Colorado Avalanche won their first road matchup (of seven-straight) on Tuesday (11/10) against the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-0. The win boosted the Avalanche’s record to an underwhelming 5-9-1, but the Avalanche hope to carry some of their momentum into the team’s remaining six-game road trip, continuing on Thursday. In the win against the Flyers, Matt Duchene led the way for the Avalanche, scoring two goals and recording one assist. Also, Nick Holden registered two assists in the win, and Reto Berra accumulated 25 saves in the shutout.

The Colorado Avalanche continue their seven-game road trip on Thursday against the Boston Bruins. From there, the team travels to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. The Avalanche’s third game in their road trip brings the team to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs. After their matchup with Toronto, the Colorado Avalanche return back to the United States to take on the Pittsburg Penguins and Sidney Crosby. Then, the Avalanche go on to face the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets, completing their seven-game road trip.

After Tuesday’s road game against the Flyers, the Colorado Avalanche do not return to the Pepsi Center until November 25th, over two weeks after their last home game. Luckily for the team, they will be in town for Thanksgiving, having back-to-back home games on the 25th and 28th. The Avalanche host the Senators and the Jets during Thanksgiving week. While their road trip presents a tough task ahead, perhaps the Avalanche build on their win against the Flyers.

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With six more games left on the Colorado Avalanche’s current road trip, the Avalanche can either sink or swim. The Avalanche’s record sits at 5-9-1, but with a strong road trip, the Avalanche could regain traction on what is a disappointing season thus-far. Traveling on the road is no easy task, but with an opening win against the Flyers, maybe the Avalanche have momentum on their side. Head coach Patrick Roy hopes to bring new life to a poor start on the season.

The Colorado Avalanche currently sit in seventh place and are nine points back from a top-four spot in the Western Conference; however, they need to leap-frog the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets. With the Avalanche playing the Jets twice in the next two weeks, the Colorado Avalanche have a chance to do exactly that. The Avalanche will lean on Nathan MacKinnon, Jarome Iginla, and Erik Johnson to help shoulder the load on this long road trip. Hopefully, the Avalanche are flirting with .500 before coming back to Denver.