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On The Road: Travel Day

by Ryan Boulding / Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche is on a the road again, this time for a four-game road trip.

ColoradoAvalanche.com is blogging about the team's events during the time away from the Mile High City.

 

12 p.m. MT

Avalanche players, coaches and staff are assembled on the team plane and ready to take off from a chilly Denver for a four-game road trip with stops in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota.

The Avs beat the Winnipeg Jets for the second time in five days last night, helping head coach Patrick Roy to pick up his 100th win as an NHL bench manager. Chris Wagner scored his second career marker in as many home games, and forward Matt Duchene broke the Avalanche record for goals in November, set by Claude Lemieux in 1995, when he tallied his 11th of the month into the empty net in the third period.

Gabriel Landeskog is currently riding a five-game point streak (two goals, six assists) after recording a goal and two assists on Saturday night. He also has an assist in each of his previous five games, a new career best.

Veteran forward Blake Comeau also has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last three contests after scoring on a breakaway in the opening frame.

The Avs moved to 3-1 in Central Division contests and are now 6-3-0 this season when leading after the first period.


5:10 p.m. ET

The plane lands and the team takes a long bus ride into Manhattan. After checking in at the hotel, everyone heads out into the city that never sleeps to enjoy family and friends and food. It's dinner time, and the weather is a brisk 43 degrees Fahrenheit. The wind bites through any simple layers of clothing and all time spent outside is minimal at best.

Tomorrow it is the New York Islanders.

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