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Avs Demonstrate Character In Shootout Loss

The Avalanche plays well but falls to Wild in shootout

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

One point is better than none, and that is the mindset the Colorado Avalanche has after falling 3-2 in a shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Friday.

The Avs outshot the Wild 30-27 and had a 58-42 edge in shots attempted but lost in the third round of the shootout.

"I don't like giving up two [points], but I liked the way we played again tonight," Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said after the contest. "I think our belief system is starting to grow, and we are putting some games together here that we are playing well in and we will take the point."

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Avalanche Begins Back-To-Back At Wild

Colorado faces Minnesota for the first time this season

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche travels to Minnesota to tangle with the Wild on Friday, the first matchup of the season between the Central Division rivals. Both teams enter Friday's contest coming off a win on Wednesday night and are in a four-way tie for fourth place in the division with 23 points.

The Avs and Wild will meet four times in 2017-18. Colorado has a 43-39-3-9 overall record against Minnesota and is 20-19-1-7 as the road team in the series. The Avs last win at Xcel Energy Center came just over a year ago, a 3-2 victory on Nov. 19, 2016.

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Complete Game Win Over Stars

Bernier picked up his first shutout as an Avs in the victory

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Success is dependent on effort, and the Colorado Avalanche had a full game of just that on Wednesday to skate to a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars.

Erik Johnson scored for the second game in a row and goaltender Jonathan Bernier earned his first shutout with the Avs in the victory.

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Andrew Hammond To Backup Bernier Against Stars

The goaltender was recalled from Belleville before the Avs game against the Stars

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The last 24 hours have been very busy for goaltender Andrew Hammond.

After being the backup goalie in the Belleville Senator's contest on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Checkers, Hammond woke up Wednesday morning to fly to Denver to join the Colorado Avalanche.

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Avs Host Stars On Wednesday

Colorado and Dallas meet for the third time this season

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will host the Central-Division rival Dallas Stars in a quick, one-game homestand on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. Colorado is in a stretch where it will play six of its next seven contests at home.

It is the third of five meetings between the two clubs and the second of three that will be played in Denver during the season series.

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Resiliency Rewarded For Avs In Detroit

Colorado plays well and picks up the comeback win

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

There are no moral victories in the NHL. If no points are earned, the defeat stings, no matter how well a team might have played.

The Colorado Avalanche learned that lesson on Saturday at the Nashville Predators. The club played fairly well for much of the night but couldn't capitalize on many of its scoring chances--especially on any of its seven power plays--and lost 5-2.

Twenty-four hours later in the Avs' second game of a back-to-back set at the Detroit Red Wings, it appeared as if they were going to face the same fate. Colorado was getting opportunities, but the team was still down 3-1 and was scoreless on five man advantages midway through the third period on Sunday at Little Caesars Arena.

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Avalanche Makes First Trip To Little Caesars Arena

Colorado faces Detroit in second half of a back-to-back

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche's closes its weekend back-to-back set at the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. It's the first of two meetings between the clubs this season and the only one in Detroit. The Avalanche hosts the Red Wings on March 18 at Pepsi Center.

Colorado has a 50-61-10 all-time record against Detroit and a 29-41-6 mark since moving to Denver in 1995. The Avs and Red Wings split last season's two-game series, with each squad winning at home.

Sunday's matchup is the first-ever for the Avalanche at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, the new home of the Red Wings that opened this season.

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Special Teams The Difference Against Nashville

Toninato made NHL debut; Mironov scored first NHL goal

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche had plenty of opportunities against the Nashville Predators but wasn't able to find a way to capitalize.

The Avalanche had seven power-play chances in its contests against the Predators on Saturday but fell 5-2 as it could not find a way to score with the man advantage.

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Colorado Prepares For Nashville

Tyson Barrie returns to the lineup, Dominic Toninato set to make NHL debut

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will look to take the success the team has had at home this season on the road with them against the Nashville Predators tonight.

Colorado is 6-1-1 at home this campaign and 3-6-0 while on the road. The Predators are 5-1-1 in Nashville this season.

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Avs Begin Back-To-Back In Nashville

Colorado returns to the road after one game at home following the Global Series

by Taylor Hodapp / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After a short stay at home, the Colorado Avalanche hits the road again to take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday. This is first of two road games in as many days for Colorado this weekend.

Since 1995-96, the Avalanche is 31-33-5-6 against the Predators and has a 13-17-3-4 record when the visiting team.

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