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Avalanche coach Joe Sacco wanted more offense and he got it in the form of six goals. Unfortunately, the Avs gave up seven, falling in overtime 7-6 to the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
BEST OF MAXIM
Looks like Joe Sacco has decided to move Matt Duchene to left wing.
That’s where No. 9 is skating today at practice, on a new line with Paul Stastny at center and Milan Hejduk on the right side.
The other “top line” is now Lindstrom-Galiardi-Jones.
Landeskog-O’Reilly-Winnik remains intact.
More on this later…
Avalanche coach Joe Sacco on Thursday moved Matt Duchene to the same line as the team's highest-paid player, Paul Stastny. For tonight's game against the Dallas Stars, Duchene will skate at left wing on a line with Stastny, with veteran Milan Hejduk on the right side.
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene completely danced through the Dallas Stars defense on Friday night, completing a hat trick with this beautiful goal. You have to wonder what the three pylons in Dallas uniforms were doing when they just let Duchene skate right between them and towards the net. Duchene had to avoid no checks, [...]
It may not be relevant to the Colorado Avalanche, but I wanted to share this hit by Linköping’s Sebastian Karlsson on Magnus Kahnberg of Frölunda Indians HC I decided to post it since I figure it’s a very newsworthy story in Sweden and I want to share it with our northamerican readers. It’s one of the worst headshots I’ve seen. Sweden’s having the same discussion about...
In a sizable shake-up to his lineup, Avalanche coach Joe Sacco will move center Matt Duchene to left wing for tomorrow's game in Dallas.
Before the games, the Avs and Stars watch game film of the Philiadelphia Flyers-Winnipeg Jets game and decided "I want to try that."
Matt Duchene had a four point night including his first career hat trick but the Avs still fell 7-6 in OT on night where the bounces were crazier than a Tim Burton Pinball Machine.
Despite coming out to a 2-0 lead in the first period...
The Colorado Avalanche lost 6-7 in OT against the Dallas Stars in what Steve Martin would’ve referred to as a wild and crazy game. I still believe that the Avs have reason to feel cautiously optimistic after their loss, even though the team saw several defensive breakdowns and didn’t get the usual quality of goaltending from Semyon Varlamov. The reason for the optimism can be...
Oft-injured Avalanche winger Peter Mueller, who has played in just 18 games over three seasons in Colorado, participated in a full practice with the team today and is again shooting toward a
One of the all-time strangest games tonight in Dallas. Avs lose 7-6 in overtime to the Stars, a game in which they led 2-0, trailed 4-2, led 5-4, led 6-5 and lost in the OT – in front of a terrible crowd at American Airlines Center. That NBA lockout is really helping teams like the Stars, eh?
Matt Duchene’s third goal of the night was the highlight-reel marker of the year so...
Tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center wraps up “Father’s Weekend” for the Avalanche. The NHL players and their fathers traveled to Dallas on Thursday for Friday’s 7-6 overtime loss against the Stars and have spent the rest of the weekend together in Denver. Unfortunately for 24-year-old defenseman Ryan Wilson, who might be Colorado’s MVP thus far...
Dallas Stars (8-3-0, 16 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
vs. Colorado Avalanche (7-5-0, 14 points – 2nd, Northwes...