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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 31

Colorado has three games before its Global Series games in Sweden

by Danielle Bernstein /

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Avalanche Notes

SPECIAL TEAMS AT HOME: The Avs scored two power-play goals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, bringing their man-advantage success rate at Pepsi Center to 26.1 percent, which is the sixth-ranked home power play in the league. Colorado is also 15-for-16 (93.8 percent) on the penalty kill in Denver, the fourth-best home penalty kill in the NHL. The only power-play goal the Avs have allowed at home this season came against the Boston Bruins on Oct. 11.

MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Last Tuesday against the Dallas Stars, Matt Duchene notched his 249th career assist, surpassing Valeri Kamensky to take sole possession of 10th place on the franchise's all-time assist list.

Upcoming Games

Thursday, November 2 vs. Carolina Hurricanes

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

Colorado begins a stretch of six consecutive games against the Eastern Conference on Thursday, hosting the Carolina Hurricanes at Pepsi Center. It's also the Avs' annual Hockey Fights Cancer night, as the hockey community unites in support of cancer patients and their families.

Saturday, November 4 at Philadelphia Flyers

Wells Fargo Center, 5 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude 2, Radio: 950 AM

The Avalanche begins its road trip in the City of Brotherly Love, taking on the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Colorado dropped both contests against Philly in 2016-17 and is 7-6-1 on the road in the all-time series between the teams.

Sunday, November 5 at New York Islanders

Barclays Center, 4 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 950 AM

The Avs take on the New York Islanders before embarking on a six-day trip to Sweden for the NHL's Global Series. Colorado split a two-game series against the Isles last season, with each team winning at home. New York will visit Pepsi Center on New Year's Eve.

Avs In The Community

On Monday afternoon, Sven Andrighetto and Mark Barberio joined Avalanche strength and conditioning coach Casey Bond to provide 50 students from Kemp Elementary School with principles of healthy eating and overall wellness. The students also participated in a fitness session with the players, including a variety of agility, cardio and biometric stations.

Player Spotlight: Tyson Barrie

Barrie recorded his 200th NHL point against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, becoming the sixth defenseman in franchise history to reach the milestone. He leads all Avalanche defensemen in points (9) and assists (7) and is tied for ninth among NHL blueliners in points. He also had a career-high six-game point streak from Oct. 11-24, the longest by an Avalanche defenseman since Kevin Shattenkirk's nine-game run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 4, 2010.


"We have to take the home-ice advantage. We know how to play here. The fans are coming out here, so we have to play for them, too. I think we have done well so far, and now we just have to keep playing like that." - Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen on Colorado's strong performance at home this season

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