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Postgame Wrap-Up: Second Period Lapse Costly

Four-point nights weren't enough for the Avalanche to beat the Oilers

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

A pair of four-point nights wasn't enough for the Colorado Avalanche to overcome a deficit against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers scored four times in a 7:16 span in the second period to break open Tuesday's game at Pepsi Center and eventually defeated the Avalanche 6-4.

"It's a focus that right now we're not sustaining for 60 minutes," Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said afterward. "The purpose that we played with during that stretch when we were winning was on point for 60 minutes. Right now, it's in and out, and it can't be in and out in this league. The teams are too good."

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Oilers score six against Avalanche, win fourth straight

Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins each has three points; Rantanen extends point streak to 12 for Colorado

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

Nugent-Hopkins' second goal

EDM@COL: Nugent-Hopkins nets his second of the period

Milan Lucic strips the puck from a defender and feeds Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who beats Semyon Varlamov for his second goal of the period

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DENVER -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two of the four goals for the Edmonton Oilers in the second period in a 6-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 11

Busy week as Colorado returns home

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

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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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Lightning score seven against Avalanche for sixth straight win

Stamkos has four points; Varlamov pulled in second period

by Corey Long / 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 /

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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