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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 11

Busy week as Colorado returns home

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

GETTING OFFENSIVE: The Avalanche ranks third in the NHL in total goals (108) and fourth in goals per game (3.60). Colorado has scored six or more goals six different times and five or more goals 11 times, both of which rank second in the NHL behind only Tampa Bay (eight and 13, respectively). The Avs rank second in third-period scoring (44) and are tied with the Lightning for the most combined second and third-period goals (83).

MacKINNON REACHES 20 GOALS: Nathan MacKinnon scored his 20th goal of the season on Saturday night in Tampa Bay, matching Joe Sakic's Avalanche record for the fewest team games (30) to reach 20 goals. Sakic tallied his 20th in Colorado's 30th game in 1995-96. MacKinnon's 20 markers are tied for fourth in the NHL.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Oilers

A.J. Greer to play after being recalled on Monday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After being recalled by the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, forward A.J. Greer will play his second NHL game of the season tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

He has 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) through 20 outings with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League this campaign. Over the last three seasons, Greer has played 23 contests with the Avalanche. He appeared in his lone outing this year on Nov. 2 at the Vancouver Canucks.

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Morning Skate Report: Greer Aiming For Consistency

Recent call-up looking to play the same way as he did with the AHL Colorado Eagles

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

A.J. Greer understands what the NHL level is all about with 23 career games on his resume. He's also had success in the American Hockey League and is one of the Colorado Eagles' leading scorers this season.

The forward is now looking to put it all together and be an impact player with the Colorado Avalanche.

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Avs Return Home to Host Oilers on Tuesday

Colorado will play five of its next six games in the Mile High City

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After a four-game Eastern Conference road trip, the Colorado Avalanche (17-8-5) is back in the Mile High City for a clash against the Edmonton Oilers (16-12-2). The Tuesday night matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT and is the second of three regular-season games between the clubs during the 2018-19 campaign.

Colorado holds a 64-43-11 all-time mark against Edmonton since moving to Denver, including a 34-22-3 record at home. Tyson Barrie paces current Avalanche skaters with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 18 games against the Oilers.

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Kamenev Out Indefinitely With Shoulder Injury

Forward to have surgery, Avalanche recalls A.J. Greer

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Luck hasn't been on Vladislav Kamenev's side when it has come to the injury bug the past two seasons.

After being limited to three NHL games and 17 American Hockey League contests last year due to a broken arm, the young forward will once again have to battle back from a long-term ailment.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Avs Look to Respond After Loss in Tampa

Colorado falls in Tampa Bay on Saturday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

TAMPA, Fla.--The Colorado Avalanche is aiming to put its game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the rearview mirror as fast as it can.

The Avs fell behind early in the contest and ultimately lost 7-1 to the league-leading Bolts on Saturday at Amalie Arena.

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game recap

Lightning score seven against Avalanche for sixth straight win

Stamkos has four points; Varlamov pulled in second period

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Stamkos opens scoring with PPG

COL@TBL: Stamkos buries one-timer for PPG

Nikita Kucherov sends a dish to Steven Stamkos, who blasts a one-timer past Semyon Varlamov on the power play, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead

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TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 7-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

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Morning Skate Report: Avs Nearing End of Road-Heavy Schedule

Colorado plays at Tampa tonight in its league-leading 19th road game

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

TAMPA, Fla.--A long stretch that has the Colorado Avalanche playing nearly half of its season's road schedule is nearing its end.

The Avs play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena to wrap up a four-game journey through the Eastern Conference and conclude a stretch that had Colorado on the road for 19-of-28 outings.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Lightning

Semyon Varlamov will start in goal for the Avalanche

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

TAMPA, Fla.--Semyon Varlamov will start in net tonight as the Colorado Avalanche wraps up its four-game road trip at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It will be the 20th outing of the season for Varlamov. He has a 10-6-3 record to begin the campaign and owns a 9-5-2 mark with a 2.20 goals-against average and three shutouts in 17 appearances against Tampa.

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Avalanche Road Trip Wraps Up in Tampa Bay

Colorado plays its second and final contest in the Sunshine State against league-leading Lightning

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Fresh off a 5-2 victory in South Florida, the Colorado Avalanche (17-7-5) travels across the state to battle the Tampa Bay Lightning (22-7-1) at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

The Avalanche holds a 17-12-5 all-time mark against the Lightning (since 1995-96) and has a 7-7-2 record while on the road against the Bolts. This is the second and last time the two teams will meet this season.

The clash is the last of four in a row that Colorado has played on the road in the past eight days. Following the outing, the team will head back to Denver to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

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