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Scott Young Inducted Into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

The former Avalanche forward was one of five members of the 2017 class

by Callie Parmele /

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Scott Young was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

The Clinton, Massachusetts, native had a 17-year NHL career and registered 757 points (342 goals, 415 assists) in 1,181 games with six different franchises.

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Avs Focus On Special Teams Against Panthers

Colorado returns home after going 2-2-0 on a road trip

by Callie Parmele /

The Colorado Avalanche's penalty-killing unit is riding a streak of 10 consecutive kills, matching its longest streak of the season, and it will look to continue that success tonight at home against the Florida Panthers.

The Avs are facing the Panthers for the second time in five days as Colorado defeated Florida 7-3 in Sunrise on Saturday. In the contest, Colorado took five penalties but didn't allow a power-play goal against.

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Toys For Tots Collection Tonight

Bring new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations to the Avalanche's game against the Panthers

by @Avalanche / Official website of the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche, along with Kroenke Sports Charities and the United States Marine Corps Reserve, will host its annual Toys for Tots toy collection at tonight's game against the Florida Panthers.

Marine Corps representatives in uniform will be present at all Pepsi Center entrances to accept new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations. The collection begins at 6:00 p.m. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m., and the donation will conclude midway through the first period.

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Colorado Returns Home To Host Florida

The Avs and Panthers are meeting for the final time this season

by Taylor Hodapp /

The Colorado Avalanche hosts the Florida Panthers for the second and final meeting between the clubs this campaign. The Panthers visit to Colorado comes less than a week after the Avalanche traveled to the Sunshine State on Dec. 9, a 7-3 victory for the Avs.

In 31 matchups between the squads (sice 1995-96), Colorado has a 28-8-5 overall record. At home, the Avs have an 7-5-3 record against the Panthers.

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Mixed Emotions After Colorado's 2-2 Road Trip

Avalanche drops final contest at the Capitals

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

WASHINGTON--When the Colorado Avalanche reviews its most recent road trip, the team will look at a lot of the good things that were accomplished.

A 2-2 record on the road is generally suitable, as playing .500 hockey in visiting buildings and taking care of one's own business at home are usually ingredients for success and playoff berths in today's NHL.

For the Avs, they will gladly take the four points earned but also realize the missed opportunity to pick up a few more over the past week.

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On The Road: Game Day In Washington, D.C.

Colorado finishes its road trip with a contest at Washington

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche is on a four-game road trip on the east coast with games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. is writing and taking photos of the trip.

With the Avalanche playing the second game of a back-to-back set to close out its road trip, the team elects to not go to the arena for a morning skate. Instead, the club stays at its Georgetown hotel and has an optional stretch for the players.

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Kerfoot Avoids Serious Injury

Avalanche rookie is day-to-day after hurting his foot in Pittsburgh

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

WASHINGTON--It appears as if Colorado Avalanche rookie Alexander Kerfoot has avoided serious injury, but he won't play in tonight's contest at the Washington Capitals.

Kerfoot missed the second half of Colorado's outing on Monday night at the Pittsburgh Penguins after he accidently got in the way of a hard shot from teammate Erik Johnson. He left the ice for the locker room at 8:45 of the middle period and didn't return to the game.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 12

Colorado gets set for another four-game week

by Danielle Bernstein /

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Avalanche Notes

JOHNSON PLAYS 400TH GAME WITH AVS: Erik Johnson appeared in his 400th game as a member of the Avalanche on Saturday night in Florida, joining Adam Foote (760) and John-Michael Liles (523) as the only defensemen to play 400 regular-season contests in an Avs sweater. EJ appeared in his 600th NHL game on Dec. 3 against Dallas, becoming the first defenseman from the 2006 draft class to play 600 games.

BUSY DECEMBER: The Avalanche will play 15 games this month, including nine at Pepsi Center, which equals their busiest home December ever. Only twice before have the Avs hosted nine games in this particular month, also doing so in December of 2000-01 and 2011-12.

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Avalanche Farm Report - Dec. 12

Forward Nick Henry had two multi-point games for the Regina Pats

by Taylor Hodapp /

San Antonio Rampage

The Rampage fell 5-1 to the Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday. San Antonio was shut out until David Warsofsky scored a power-play marker late in the final frame, assisted by Andrew Agozzino. The Rampage outshot the Condors 37-30 in the loss.

San Antonio bounced back with a 5-2 win over Bakersfield on Saturday. Rocco Grimaldi registered his first career hat trick and the Rampage more than doubled the Condors' shots on goal with a 49-23 edge in the category as netminder Spencer Martin made 21 saves between the posts.

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Avalanche Closes Out Road Trip Tuesday

The Avs and Capitals are both in the second half of a back-to-back set

by Danielle Bernstein /

The Colorado Avalanche wraps up a four-game road trip on Tuesday night, taking on the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. It's the final meeting of the season between the two teams, who clashed on Nov. 16 at Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche earned a 6-2 win.

Colorado owns a 13-15-2 overall record against the Capitals (since 1995-96) with a 5-8-1 record as the road team in the series. 

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