Colorado Avalanche Return Home for Two Games


The Colorado Avalanche return home for two games after their epic seven-game road trip.

The Colorado Avalanche embarked on a seven game road trip on November 10th, and their road trip lasted two weeks. The Avalanche started their road trip with three consecutive wins, defeating the Flyers, Bruins, and Canadiens. Despite staring their road trip off on the right foot, the Colorado Avalanche gave those three wins back, as they lost their next three straight. With losses to the Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Capitals, the Avalanche fell to 3-3 on their road trip. However, the Colorado Avalanche won their final road game (of seven) to improve their record to 4-3-0 on the road trip and 8-12-1 on the season.

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With a win over the Winnipeg Jets, the Colorado Avalanche ended their three-game losing streak, and they carry some momentum with them as they return back to Denver. The Avalanche defeated the Jets by a score of 4-1, with Matt Duchene, Cody McLeod, Carl Soderberg, and Blake Comeau each scoring a goal. With Duchene’s goal, he extended his point streak to seven games; moreover, Duchene scored his 10th goal of the month and 11th on the season. Also, Francois Beauchemin recorded two assists in the contest, as well. 

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Matt Duchene continues to be the go-to guy for the Colorado Avalanche. During his seven-game point streak, Duchene amassed seven goals and six assists. Also, Semyon Varlamov (groin) returned from a seven-game hiatus to man the net for the Colorado Avalanche. It remains to be seen if Varlamov continues to be the goalkeeper or if Reto Berra steps back into those shoes. The seven-game road trip tied the Colorado Avalanche’s record for longest road trip in franchise history. But good thing for the Avalanche, they return home for Thanksgiving week.

The Colorado Avalanche return home for a two game home stand, with their first game taking place Wednesday (11/25). The Avalanche take on the Ottawa Senators for their first, of two, games. The Ottawa Senators currently sit second in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with an impressive 10-5-5 record. In turn, the Colorado Avalanche enter their tilt, with the Senators, with a disappointing 8-12-1 record, leaving them in seventh place in the Central Division of the Western Conference.

Following the matchup against the Senators, the Colorado Avalanche host the Winnipeg Jets, a team they just beat on Monday (11/23). The Avalanche just defeated the Jets by a score of 4-1, but the Winnipeg Jets present a tough, physical matchup for the Avalanche. The Jets are currently in sixth place of the Eastern Division, so the game presents an inner-division matchup between the two teams. Also, the Colorado Avalanche players get a chance to be home during Thanksgiving week and are able to spend time with their families.

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Look for the Colorado Avalanche to carry some momentum into their two-game home stand. Also, Matt Duchene hopes to improve on his seven-game point streak with notching either an assist or a goal (or both) against the Senators. Additionally, Wednesday’s matchup will shed some light on who will start at goalie moving forward for the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche hope to close in on the .500 mark with their two-game home stand. Faceoff against the Senators is at 7:30pm (MST) on Wednesday (11/25).