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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.
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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...
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…
Peter Mueller is back on skates for the Avalanche, albeit not in a game yet. The young left winger, whose career has been beset by concussions the last two years, skated Wednesday and is scheduled to do so today, on his own before practice.
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.
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...
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.
Colorado Avalanche (7-5-0, 14 pts) @ Dallas Stars (8-3-0, 16 pts)
7:30 PM, November 4, 2011
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Stars finally get back onto the ice tonight after a six-day break, taking on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are one of the more suprising teams in the league so far this year as they have gotten out to a 7-5-0 record and are second place in their...
The Post's NHL reporter answers your questions in Adrian Dater's Avs Mailbag. In this installment, Adrian Dater takes seven questions, including one wondering if Matt Duchene's early struggles relate to homesickness.
It took a few games, but the Avalanche finally posted their first home victory of the season. Their next task at the Pepsi Center is slowing down the Coyotes' red-hot line of Ray Whitney, Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal.
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...
Dallas Stars (8-3-0, 16 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
vs. Colorado Avalanche (7-5-0, 14 points – 2nd, Northwes...
Dallas Stars 7 - Colorado Avalanche 6
Wow. Holy Smokes. Unbelievable. Exclamations are pretty much all you can say after watching a game like the one that the Stars and Avalanche had last night. Dallas overcame three different deficits, there were 13 combined goals, five of them from power-plays, Matt Duchene put on a clinic and had a hat trick.
Coming into this...
No. 1 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stamkos scored all three of his goals in the second period for his fourth career hat trick as the Lightning edged the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime 5-4. Vincent Lecavalier's sixth of the season was the overtime winner. In five games against Chicago, Stamkos has now scored seven goals. The game featured an 8-goal second period...