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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 9

Colorado begins its first road trip of the season this week

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Avalanche Notes

HOME COOKING: Colorado won its first two contests of the season, both on home ice. The Avs are now 20-4-1 in their last 25 regular-season outings at Pepsi Center.

SCORING IN EVERY PERIOD: The Avalanche has scored at least one goal in all six periods this season. It's just the second time in Avalanche history (since 1995-96) that Colorado has scored in each of its first six periods to begin a season. The 2013-14 team also accomplished the feat.

Upcoming Games

Tuesday, October 9 at Columbus Blue Jackets

Nationwide Arena, 5 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 92.5 FM

The Avalanche go on the road for the first time in the 2018-19 campaign, taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. The contest begins a stretch that has Colorado playing eight of its next nine outings against the Eastern Conference. The Avs are 38-14-5 all-time against Columbus (.711) their best record against any opponent.

Thursday, October 11 at Buffalo Sabres

KeyBank Center, 5 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 92.5 FM

Colorado's two-game road trip continues against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. The Avalanche was 1-1-0 against the Sabres last season, falling in the first meeting at home before rebounding to top Buffalo on the road in February. The Avs have won 12 of their last 15 games against the Sabres.

Saturday, October 13 vs. Calgary Flames

Pepsi Center, 8 p.m. MT, TV: Altitude, Radio: 92.5 FM

The Avs return home for one game, hosting the Calgary Flames at Pepsi Center on Saturday night. Colorado was 1-2-0 against the Flames last season. Nathan MacKinnon notched four points (two goals, two assists) in the three meetings and has totaled 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 13 career games against Calgary.

Player Spotlight: Colin Wilson

Wilson notched two goals in Colorado's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night at Pepsi Center. It was the 10th multi-goal game of his career and first as a member of the Avalanche. The two tallies matched a career high, and Wilson now has eight points (seven goals, one assist) in 12 career outings against the Flyers.


"We need to be able to put the same product out on the ice regardless of where we are playing, regardless of who we are playing, regardless of when we are playing. Looking forward to the challenge and certainly looking forward to getting on the road, that's usually where some of the best team bonding happens, so it's going to be fun." - Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole, as the team begins its first road trip of the season on Tuesday

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