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Snow vs. Rain: Avalanche Heads South to Face Hurricanes

Colorado continues road trip in Raleigh, North Carolina

by Miranda Einhorn /

The Colorado Avalanche (4-1-2) continues its road trip on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes (4-2-1) at PNC Arena. It is the third of four games the Avalanche will play away from Denver before returning home next week.

Colorado holds a 19-7-6 record against the Carolina franchise since 1995-96, which includes a 7-6-3 mark while playing on the road. The Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques also owns a 74-46-24 all-time record against the Carolina/Hartford Whalers organization.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Landeskog Leads Avs With Hat Trick In New Jersey

It was the third career hat trick for the Avalanche captain

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--Facing the New Jersey Devils, a stingy defensive team that had only allowed four goals entering Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche turned to its captain.

Gabriel Landeskog scored three goals and led the Avs to a 5-3 win over the Devils at Prudential Center. It was New Jersey's first loss of the season.

"When we were in a tough stretch and facing adversity, our captain steps up and leads the way," said defenseman Ian Cole. "That's why he's the captain, that's why he's our leader. Obviously, a lot of guys stepped up, but him especially."

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Morning Skate Report: Andrighetto To Make Season Debut

The forward missed the first six games of the campaign with a leg injury

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--Sven Andrighetto will make his season debut tonight when the Colorado Avalanche takes on the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

"Very excited, I mean it's been a while for me to suit up," Andrighetto said after morning skate. "Just watching the games from the stands, it was hurting a little bit. Obviously, I want to be out there with the team and help them win games. Even more excited right now to be able to be a part of it."

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Devils

Sven Andrighetto set to make his season debut, goaltender Philipp Grubauer starting

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEWARK, N.J.--After missing the end of the preseason and the beginning of the main campaign with a leg injury, Sven Andrighetto is in the Colorado Avalanche's lineup tonight at the New Jersey Devils.

Colorado head coach Jared Bednar confirmed after the club's morning skate at Prudential Center that Andrighetto will make his season debut and replace rookie Sheldon Dries on a line with Vladislav Kamenev and Gabriel Bourque.

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Colorado's Road Trip Continues at New Jersey

Avalanche faces Devils for the first of two meetings this season

by Danielle Bernstein /

The Colorado Avalanche's four-game road trip continues Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The Avs were 0-2-0 in last year's season series but has won three of the last five matchups on the road against the Devils. New Jersey enters the game as the last remaining undefeated team in the league at 4-0-0.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Varly Leads Avs Against Rangers

Semyon Varlamov made 41 saves in the shootout loss

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEW YORK--Despite a strong effort led by goaltender Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche fell 3-2 in a shootout to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

"For the most part, I thought we were doing some good things," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar. "We had good energy, created a few scoring chances and then I thought that the second period, same kind of thing.

"I thought we got better in the second and more committed defensively, we gave up a couple chances on some bad reads and a couple bounces that I didn't like, you know guys not coming back, but for the most part a pretty fun, entertaining hockey game that ends up in a shootout."

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Morning Skate Report: Avs Ready To Play At MSG

Colorado opens four-game road swing tonight in New York City

by Callie Parmele /

NEW YORK--The Colorado Avalanche pays a visit to each Eastern Conference team's city once during the season, and tonight the Avs will make their only trip to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers.

"I think anytime you get a chance to play at Madison Square Garden it's a cool experience," said veteran Tyson Barrie. "I know I have always enjoyed playing there, and I think a lot of guys feel the same way. It's a historic building, and it's an easy one to get up for."

The Avalanche did not get a chance to practice on the ice in the building nicknamed "The World's Most Famous Arena," but instead had a morning skate at Chelsea Piers. Located on the west side of Manhattan, the complex has the only year-round ice skating rinks on the island.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche at Rangers

The Avalanche opens a four-game trip at Madison Square Garden

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

NEW YORK--Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes for the Colorado Avalanche tonight at the New York Rangers. It will be the goaltender's fifth start this season.

The Samara, Russia, native is 3-0-1 through his first four game with a 1.75 goals-against average and .946 save percentage. Varlamov also has a 6-3-0 all-time mark against the Rangers, including a 5-2-0 record at Madison Square Garden.

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Colorado Starts Road Trip in Big Apple

Avalanche begins four-game trip at New York Rangers

by Miranda Einhorn /

The Colorado Avalanche faces off against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday in the first of four games the team will play away from Denver this week. Colorado is 3-1-1 through the first five games of the season and is 1-1-0 on the road.

Since 1995-96, the Avalanche is 20-13-1 all-time against the Rangers, which includes an 11-6-1 mark at MSG. The matchup will be the first of two meetings between the teams, as the Rangers will come to Colorado on Jan. 4.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Strong Start Not Sustained

Avalanche falls in overtime after scoring twice in the first three minutes

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

A strong start for a second consecutive game proved to be enough for the Colorado Avalanche to get a point in the standings on Saturday. It's a point the Avs will gladly take, even though it came from a tough ending to the night.

"Our start, our first period and our goaltender got us a point," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar following the 3-2 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames. "We should be happy as can be to get a point out of that."

Colorado scored twice in the first 2:40 of the game, but the Flames chipped away at the lead and tied the outing with 1:54 left in the third period. Johnny Gaudreau then ended the evening off a breakaway 46 seconds into OT. Calgary had 31 shots on goal in the final two regulation periods and overtime.

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