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The Colorado Avalanche ended their longest trip of the season with their best offensive performance so far.
They'll try to keep it going - and remain undefeated at home - on Saturday in their second matchup against the Edmonton Oilers in six days.
Held to one total goal - a 4-1 loss to Edmonton (4-2-1) on Monday - while losing the first three games of their trip, Colorado (3-4-0) defeated Calgary 6-3 on Thursday.
Newcomers P.A. Parenteau and John Mitchell had two goals and an assist apiece, while Avs center Paul Stastny scored his first two goals of the season.
"I think Paul can hopefully relax a little bit now and just play his game,'' coach Joe Sacco said. "It was just a matter of time before Paul got going. It's big for our team.
"We need Paul going offensively for our team.''
The Avs, who open a season high-tying four-game homestand, also need their penalty kill to improve after failing in eight of 20 short-handed chances on their tri...
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from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,
The Edmonton Oilers’ only realistic internal choice in net right now is Devan Dubnyk.
Backup Nikolai Khabibulin is playing out the string off a brilliant career that should have ended before he joined the team; he’s old, often injured, not very good when healthy and above all not a credible alternative...
The Colorado Avalanche continue finding ways to win despite losing key players.
At home, at least.
P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn scored goals 3 minutes, 29 seconds apart in the second period and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday.
Paul Stastny also scored and Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves for Colorado, which remained unbeaten in three home games...
Paul Stastny found the perfect time to score his first two goals of the season.
With the score tied late in the third period, Stastny notched the go-ahead goal on a power play and then added an insurance goal to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
''Sometimes you've just got to take it to the net and get ugly goals,'...
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche may be struggling on the road, but so far they know how to win at home. Jamie McGinn had a goal and an assist, P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny also scored and the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves and Matt Duchene and Ryan Wilson had an assist each for the Avalanche (4-4-0), who have won two straight...
CALGARY, Alberta -- The Colorado Avalanche wanted something to show for their four-game road trip. They got it. John Mitchell scored two goals and Paul Stastny had two in an 89-second span in the third period -- scoring the winner on the power play with 2:40 remaining -- and then adding a crucial insurance goal to lead the Avalanche to a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on...
SAN JOSE -- Edmonton's Devan Dubnyk became the first goalie to stop Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, but his Oilers teammates couldn't end the Sharks' other streak. San Jose improved to a perfect 7-0 as Michal Handzus and Dan Boyle scored in the shootout for a 3-2 win over the young Oilers on Thursday night. "It was a pretty good road game," Dubnyk said...