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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 28

Colorado is in the middle of a five-game homestand

by Danielle Bernstein /

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Avalanche Notes

BARRIE TIES BLAKE: Tyson Barrie registered his 208th career point against Minnesota Friday, tying Rob Blake for fourth place on the franchise's all-time defenseman scoring list. Barrie's 17 points (2g, 15a) this season are tops among Avs defensemen and is tied for 10th among NHL blueliners.

HOME POWER PLAY: The Avs finished 1-for-3 on the power play against Calgary Saturday and is now 11-for-39 with the man advantage on home ice, the fifth-best home power play in the league.

MacKINNON'S HOME SUCCESS: Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 19 assists and 26 points this season with 13 of his assists and 17 of his points coming on home ice.

BERNIER'S SHUTOUT: Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves against Dallas on Wednesday to earn his 15th career shutout and his second against the Stars.

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, November 29 vs. Winnipeg Jets

Pepsi Center, 7:30 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

The Avalanche continues a five-game homestand on Wednesday night, hosting the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center in the first of four meetings this season. The Jets enter the contest ranked second in the Central Division.

Friday, December 1 vs. New Jersey Devils

Pepsi Center, 7 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

Colorado opens the month of December by hosting the Metropolitan Division-leading New Jersey Devils. It's the second and final matchup of the season between the teams, who squared off on Oct. 7 with the Devils getting a 4-1 win.

Sunday, December 3 vs. Dallas Stars

Pepsi Center, 6 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

The Dallas Stars make their final visit of the season to Pepsi Center for the fourth of five meetings with the Avs in 2017-18. Colorado blanked the Stars 3-0 on Nov. 22 and is 10-1-1 in its last 12 home games against Dallas dating back to March 2013.

In The Community

On Thursday afternoon, forward Nail Yakupov will join Avalanche Strength & Conditioning coach Casey Bond for a TeamFIT clinic with 60 middle-school students at Excel Academy. TeamFIT, presented by Ardent Mills, encourages and promotes fitness, nutrition basics and a healthy lifestyle through interactive sessions.

Player Spotlight: Mikko Rantanen

Rantanen picked up his team-leading sixth power-play goal of the season against the Calgary Flames on Saturday. His six man-advantage tallies are tied for fifth in the league and are the most power-play goals by an Avalanche player since the 2015-16 season. 


"We're young. We're fast. We all think the game really well. It's fun to play with players like that that think the game. We snapped the puck pretty well today, and we all live together so we have some roomie chem going on."

- Avalanche forward Tyson Jost after Monday's practice on developing chemistry with his linemates and roommates, J.T. Compher and Alexander Kerfoot

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