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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 7

Colorado plays Ottawa in two games in the SAP NHL Global Series on Friday and Saturday

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

HOME SWEET HOME: Colorado is 5-1-0 at home this season, the club's best home start since 2013-14 (also 5-1-0). The Avs have scored 28 goals in six home outings (4.7), the second-highest goals-per-game average in the NHL behind only the New York Islanders (5.0). Colorado's 28 goals equals its second-highest total through six home contests in Avalanche history. The 2005-06 team also tallied 28 goals through its first six home games, while the 1996-97 squad totaled 30.

BARRIE GOOD: With two assists against the Islanders on Sunday, Tyson Barrie extended his assist streak to four games. He now has a point in 10 of his last 11 outings, collecting 12 points (1g, 11a) in that span. Barrie leads the Avs with 12 assists and is tied for the team lead with 14 points.

Upcoming Games

Friday, November 10 vs. Ottawa Senators (in Sweden)

Ericsson Globe, 12 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

The Avalanche plays the first of a back-to-back set against the Ottawa Senators as part of the SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden. The trip is Colorado's second to Europe and its international regular-season debut. The Avs were part of the 2001 NHL Challenge Series, where the defending Stanley Cup champions defeated Brynas IF of the Swedish Elite League by a score of 5-3. Colorado has four Swedish players on its current roster: Gabriel Landeskog (Stockholm), Anton Lindholm (Skelleftea), Patrik Nemeth (Stockholm) and Carl Soderberg (Malmo).

Saturday, November 11 at Ottawa Senators (in Sweden)

Ericsson Globe, 11 a.m. MT, TV: Altitude 2, Radio: 950 AM

The Avs and the Senators meet for the second time in as many days to wrap up the SAP NHL Global Series. Colorado is 15-12-2 in 29 all-time contests against Ottawa. The Senators won both matchups last season. Gabriel Landeskog ranks third in Avalanche history with 10 points (3g, 7a) in nine career contests against Ottawa. His 10 points is also tied for his highest total against a single Eastern Conference opponent in his career.

Avs In The Communtiy

The Avalanche spent time with kids from the Swedish Children's Cancer Hospital on Tuesday. The children watched the Avs practice at the Ericsson Globe, followed by a meet & greet with the players.

On Thursday evening, former Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg and former Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson will participate in a youth charity game at Ericsson Globe arena.

Player Spotlight: Semyon Varlamov

Varlamov made a career-high 57 saves against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, setting a new record for saves in a game in Avalanche history. He surpassed his own record of 54 (Jan. 6, 2015 at Chicago). Varlamov's performance also sets a record for saves in a home game in franchise history, surpassing the previous total of 49 (2x: Varlamov, Oct. 28, 2014 vs. San Jose; Scott Gordon, Feb. 4, 1990 vs. Boston).

Quotable

"When you come home, you come home and it's a great feeling every time. It's a little different this time rolling in on the bus and having my teammates who I spend all year with. But it's been a lot of fun. I've been looking forward to this for a long time." - Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on being in his hometown for the SAP NHL Global Series

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