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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 10

Colorado began its season with a 2-1-0 road trip

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

THE STREAK CONTINUES: With a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday afternoon, Colorado extended its unbeaten streak at TD Garden to 12 games, including a current 10-game winning streak. The Avs' record in Boston in its past 12 visits includes 11 wins and one tie. The last time the Avalanche lost in the city was March 30, 1998.

A FIRST FOR JOST: Tyson Jost picked up his first NHL assist against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon. Jost, whose helper came on Carl Soderberg's second-period tally, now has two points (1g, 1a) in nine NHL contests.

STRONG IN OPENERS: With Thursday night's victory over the Rangers, the Avs improved to 21-10-7 all-time on Opening Night (.645), the second-best record in the NHL. Tampa Bay owns the best mark at 16-7-2 (.680).

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, October 11 vs. Boston Bruins

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

After starting the 2017-18 season with a three-game road trip, the Avalanche returns to Pepsi Center for its home opener on Wednesday. The Avs take on the Boston Bruins in the second half of a home-and-home series with the B's. Colorado took the first meeting, winning 4-0 on Monday afternoon at TD Garden.

Friday, October 13 vs. Anaheim Ducks

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

The Avalanche hosts Anaheim on Friday, the first of three games against the Ducks this season and the first of two that will be played in the Mile High City. Friday's game is the first half of a back-to-back for the Avs, who will play 11 such sets during the 2017-18 season.   

Saturday, October 14 at Dallas Stars

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

Colorado plays its first Central Division opponent on Saturday, taking on the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. It's the first of five total games against the Stars this season, two of which will be played on the road. Colorado was 1-3-1 against Dallas in 2016-17, including an 0-2-1 record as the road team.

Affliation News

The Colorado Avalanche, the American Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles announced today that the Eagles will serve as the Avalanche's AHL affiliate beginning with the 2018-19 season. The San Antonio Rampage will remain Colorado's AHL affiliate for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, while the Eagles will spend one more year as the Avalanche's ECHL affiliate.

Player Spotlight: Semyon Varlamov

Varlamov has posted a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage through two starts so far this season. He finished with 39 saves in Colorado's 4-2 opening night win over the New York Rangers and pitched a 29-save shutout to lead the Avs to a 4-0 over Boston on Monday. 

Quotable

"I read a text from a buddy before the game that said that we're 10-0-1 or something against these guys the last handful of years, and I almost texted him back and said, 'you jinxed us.' I don't know if I believe in that, so I didn't. It feels good to come in here. For whatever reason, we're successful." - Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson on the team's winning streak in Boston following Colorado's 4-0 win over the Bruins on Monday 

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