Posted February 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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