Advantage Margin +34
The Avs were the best team in the NHL at staying out of the penalty box. They allowed a League-low 301 power plays and had 19 more power plays at home, 15 more on the road.
Even-Strength Goals Margin +18
Colorado had three players (Paul Stastny, Milan Hedjuk and Marek Svatos) with more than 20 goals at even strength.
Special Teams Goal Margin -10
For all the Avs' big names on offense, they managed only 49 power-play goals and finished 28th with the man advantage. Colorado was also last in the NHL with only two shorthanded goals.
Goals by defensemen 26
The Avs hope newly resigned John-Michael Liles will bounce back after a six-goal (5 PPGs) effort, and that a healthy Justin Leopold will help overcome the loss of Jeff Finger (8-11-19, plus-12).
2007-08 SEASON STATS
(6th West/10th NHL)
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(3rd West/4th NHL)
(12th West/24th NHL)
The Avs were one of the NHL's best at scoring in shootouts: Colorado had 16 successful tries on 39 attempts, a .410 percentage. Wojtek Wolski led the way by going 4-for-8, a .500 percentage.
Times Scored First 37
Colorado had a winning percentage of .811 when scoring first, trailing only Detroit. Their biggest problem was allowing the first goal on the road, which happened 25 times in 41 games.
Best 07-08 Number 162
Goals scored by the Avalanche with the teams playing 5-on-5. The Avs were tops in the West and two behind League-leading Ottawa in goals scored with both teams playing at full strength.
Worst 07-08 Number 1
Colorado was last in the NHL with just one goal scored while playing 5-on-3. In comparison, the League-leading Detroit Red Wings had 14; every other team in the division had at least four.
The Avs will have a chance to do some chores around the house from Jan. 16 though Feb. 5, when they enjoy an NHL-best eight-game homestand. Later in the month, they begin a six-game Eastern trip. Colorado also ends the season with three in a row at home.