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Johnson Likely Out For Next Two Games

Avalanche defenseman is in concussion protocol

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Defenseman Erik Johnson is likely to miss the Colorado Avalanche's next two games due to a concussion. 

"He's going to be out," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar after the club's practice on Sunday. "He's going to go through concussion protocol. He is likely not a player for us here before the (all-star) break."

Johnson is slated to miss Colorado's home games on Monday afternoon against the Nashville Predators and Wednesday night versus the Minnesota Wild. The Avs then go into a nine-day stretch without a contest for the NHL All-Star Game and the team's bye week. 

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Six-Goal Second Period Sends Avs Past Kings

Colorado last scored six goals in a single frame on March 3, 1999

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After playing well but not seeing the results it wanted for many of the teams past few games, the Colorado Avalanche was rewarded for its hard work.

Colorado exploded for six goals in the second period and beat the Los Angeles Kings by a final score of 7-1 at Pepsi Center on Saturday afternoon.

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Avalanche score seven against Kings, lose Rantanen to injury

Has two of Colorado's six goals in second period before leaving game

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

Rantanen's pretty second goal

LAK@COL: Rantanen buries backhand for second goal

Mikko Rantanen steals the puck, pulls off a beautiful move past a defender and lifts a backhander by Jonathan Quick for his second goal

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DENVER -- Mikko Rantanen scored twice for the Colorado Avalanche in a 7-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center on Saturday before leaving the game because of a lower-body injury.

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Military Surprise at Pepsi Center

King Soopers military spouse of the game was surprised with her husbands homecoming

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Sergeant Villegas surprises wife

LAK@COL: Sergeant Villegas returns to surprise family

Sergeant Taylor Villegas makes an emotional return home to surprise his family during the 2nd period of the Avalanche's game against the Kings

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Sarah Villegas was honored as a King Soopers military spouse of the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, but little did she know she was in for a big surprise.

After the Pepsi Center crowd gave Sarah a round of applause for her five years of service as a military spouse, she and her son Sebastian were directed to look up the aisle of her section to see her husband, Sergeant Taylor Villegas, had returned to American soil.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Kings

It is the first of six afternoon games at Pepsi Center

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche returns home from its season-long, five-game road trip today with a game against the Los Angeles Kings.

The outing opens the Avs longest homestand of the season, a five-game stay that will be broken up by the NHL All-Star Break and the Avalanche's bye week.

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Colorado Opens Homestand Against Los Angeles

It is the third and final meeting between the Western Conference foes this season

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Following its longest road trip of the season, the Colorado Avalanche (21-18-8) faces the Los Angeles Kings (19-25-4) on Saturday afternoon in its first game at Pepsi Center since Jan. 4.

Colorado holds a 37-41-11 all-time mark against Los Angeles (since 1995-96), which includes a 22-19-2 record at home.

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Colorado Prepares for its Longest Homestand of the Season

Colorado opens a five-game homestand on Saturday against the Kings

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--After the Colorado Avalanche's longest road trip of the season, the team returns home for its longest homestand of 2018-19.

The Avs will play their next five outings at Pepsi Center, a home stay that is broken up by the NHL All-Star Break and the club's bye week. They will open this next stretch of the season with a matinee contest against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Downed in Canada's Capital

The Avalanche wraps up season-long road trip with loss to Senators

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

OTTAWA, Ontario--It came down to determination for head coach Jared Bednar in the Colorado Avalanche's contest at the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa had it. Colorado did not.

"Effort isn't there at the start of the game, for whatever reason. There is nothing else to it," said Bednar. "You can't look past it. That is a prerequisite for everything else."

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Duchene scores twice for Senators in win against Avalanche

Forward also has assist facing former team in return to lineup

by Callum Fraser / NHL.com Correspondent

Duchene scores on 28th birthday

COL@OTT: Duchene buries rebound on his 28th birthday

Matt Duchene jumps on the carom off the glass and knocks it into the net, extending the Senators' lead to 4-1 on his 28th birthday

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OTTAWA -- Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist for the Ottawa Senators in a 5-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

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Morning Skate Report: Colorado Aims to Bring Same Game to Ottawa

The Avalanche was finally rewarded for its efforts in the previous game against Toronto

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

OTTAWA, Ontario--The Colorado Avalanche is following the old adage of if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Colorado won't make any changes to its lineup for tonight's contest at the Ottawa Senators after playing one of its stronger games of the season last time out on Monday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Avs outshot the Leafs 38-20 and came back from a two-goal deficit to win 6-3.

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