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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 6

Colorado hosts the Nashville Predators on first Division Rival Night

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

OFFENSIVE POWERHOUSE: Colorado's 52 goals this season is tied with Calgary for first in the NHL in scoring, and its 3.71 goals-per-game average is second (Washington, 3.77). The Avalanche has scored five or more goals in six games this season, tied with the Philadelphis Flyers for the most of any team in the league. 

FIRST TIMERS: Vladislav Kamenev and Sheldon Dries each scored their first career NHL goal on Thursday in Calgary, becoming the first Colorado Avalanche teammates to score their first career NHL goal in the same game. It was the sixth time in franchise history that two players scored their first goal in the same contest, last accomplished by Quebec Nordiques rookies Peter Forsberg and Adam Deadmarsh on Jan. 27, 1995 at Buffalo. 

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, November 7 vs. Nashville Predators

Pepsi Center, 8 p.m. MT, TV: NBCSN, Radio: 950 AM

Colorado and Nashville clash in the first of four matchups this season and the first time since meeting in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The clubs will square off twice this month, as the Avs travel to Music City on Nov. 27. Wednesday's game will also mark the debut of the Avalanche's third jersey as part of the team's Division Rival Nights.

Friday, November 9 at Winnipeg Jets

Bell MTS Place, 6 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude 2, Radio: 92.5 FM

The Avalanche makes its first of three trips to Winnipeg to take on the Jets on Friday. The Central Division foes will meet five times this season, with the first three games coming on the road for the Avs. Colorado was 2-2-0 against the Jets last season, winning both games at home and dropping two decisions on the road.

Sunday, November 11 at Edmonton Oilers

Rogers Place, 7:30 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

Colorado wraps up its two-game road trip against the Oilers on Sunday night, the Avs' only trip to Edmonton this season and the third game the Avalanche has played against the Pacific Division this month. The Avs were 1-1-1 against Edmonton in 2017-18.

Player Spotlight: Ian Cole

Cole registered his first goal in an Avalanche sweater against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. The defenseman ranks second in the league with 43 blocked shots, while his 3.1 blocked shots per game is tied for third. Cole's 19:09 of time on ice per game is seventh for Colorado and fourth among Avs blueliners. He averages 4:12 of short-handed time on ice per game is tops on the team and part of Colorado's fifth-ranked penalty-kill unit.

Quotable

"They're a good team, great D-corps, quite a few forwards that can score, great goalie. But I like the way we matched up against them last year, the way we played against them. We were really strong. It should be a good game tomorrow." - Avalanche forward Colin Wilson on Tuesday night's game against the league-leading Nashville Predators

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