Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/22/11
Ryan Malone and the Tampa Bay Lightning stand in the way of what would be Colorado’s longest single-season home winning streak since the franchise moved from Quebec to Denver in 1995. The Avalanche go for its eighth consecutive win at the Pepsi Center on Friday against the Lightning. Malone is the cousin of Avalanche rookie forward Brad Malone. “Pretty excited, obviously, because he’s one of those guys growing that up I looked up to,” Brad Malone said. “Any opportunity to skate with him in the summer is pretty exciting, so to now go up against him here is pretty special.” Brad Malone, 22, began his pro career with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. He was called up Dec. 8 and made his NHL debut the following night at Edmonton. He has played left wing on the Avs’ third line in the past three games, and has an assist in each of the last two. His helper in Thursday’s 3-2 win over St. Louis was on Jay McClement’s game-winning goal. The kid remains in the lineup, even...
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