Found March 09, 2013 on
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
There has been a lot of speculation that Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly might have a problem with each other. That maybe there is a rift between the young centers, and speculation on what that rift might do to the Avalanche's locker-room atmosphere.
So Friday morning after the Avs skated at the Pepsi Center, I bluntly asked Duchene and O'Reilly: "Is there a problem between you two?"
"No," Duchene said. "We're still buddies, we're teammates and we both want to win together."
Said O'Reilly: "We're still friends. I don't know where some of that stuff got started."
BEST OF MAXIM
ALL THINGS COME TO AN END
The Chicago Blackhawks' streak to start the season without a regulation loss has finally come to an end. See more details about their run.
Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the night just as time was about to expire in overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Sunday to stretch their home winning streak to a season-high five straight games.
Duchene, who has three goals in his last two games, wristed a shot past Antti Niemi after taking a pass from P.A. Parenteau.
Duchene scored with less than a half a second left in OT to beat the San Jose Sharks.
It had to happen sooner or later -- the Chicago Blackhawks' NHL record games with a point streak had to end. The Colorado Avalanche, the team tied for last place in the Western Conference, were the team to do it it. They blew out the Hawks in Denver by a score of 6-2 in a very un-Hawklike game.
Their 11 game winning streak set a franchise record, their +32 goal differential...
In his first home game since being signed, Ryan O'Reilly joined forces with Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny to end the impressive 24 game unbeaten streak of the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Avs' top three centers combined for three goals and a whopping nine points as the Avs exploded for a 6-2 win.
In front of a mixed Avs and Hawks crowd, the Avs gave the former a lot cheer...
The Chicago Blackhawks' record for the best start in NHL history is over at 24 games after a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.
Playing their third game in four nights, the Blackhawks finally were beaten in regulation after going 21-0-3. They went through the first half of the lockout-shortened schedule earning a point in every game.
Their string of 30 games...
It finally happened. The Colorado Avalanche was the team that was the first to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in regulation when they thumped the Hawks 6-2 last night. Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists to fuel Colorado and deal Chicago its first regulation loss since last March. PA Parentau had a goal and two assists while Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist.
The Blackhawks' 24-game unbeaten streak is over, and they lost to the most dangerous opponent of all--a second chance. The Blackhawks surrendered 4 second-period goals en route to a 6-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, dropping the back half of a home-and-home series with the Avs.
Put simply, from the Associated Press:
The Chicago Blackhawks' record for the best start...