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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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Colorado's Top Line Dominates Against Capitals

MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen combined for 12 points

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

There is a reason why the best players are on the top line. They are usually the game changers that can take over contests and get a goal when the team needs it the most. 

The Colorado Avalanche's first unit has been just that recently and that was especially the case on Thursday in the team's meeting against the Washington Capitals. 

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Barrie To Miss First Game Of The Season

The defenseman is out with an upper-body injury; Nikita Zadorov back in

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie will miss his first game of the season this evening with an upper-body injury and will be replaced in the lineup for the contest versus the Washington Capitals by rear guard Nikita Zadorov.

Head coach Jared Bednar said Barrie is day-to-day and expects the blueliner to be on the club's road trip this weekend for a back-to-back set at Nashville and Detroit.

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Colorado Returns Home To Host Capitals

The Avs last game at the Pepsi Center was Nov. 2

by Taylor Hodapp / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche returns to Pepsi Center to host the Washington Capitals on Thursday night after a 10-day road trip that included four games away from home.

In the 2017-18 campaign, the Avalanche has a record of 8-7-1 and the Capitals have earned a 10-8-1 record. Colorado has met Washington 29 times since 1995-96 and has a 12-15-2 overall record against the Capitals, and is 7-7-1 when at home. The Avs have lost the last six meetings between the two clubs.

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Penalties Hurt Avs In Global Series Conclusion

Four of the Avs seven penalties came in the third period

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After starting the third period with a lead, the Colorado Avalanche fell 4-3 to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday to conclude the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.

Colorado took seven penalties in the contest and allowed Ottawa to score two power-play goals, one of those tallies being the game-winning goal.

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Avs Make Minor Changes To Lineup

Bernier will be in between the pipes for Colorado tonight

by Callie Parmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

STOCKHOLM--The Colorado Avalanche lineup is going to look very similar for the second game of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series as it did for the first.

Colorado is coming off a 4-3 in overtime loss on Friday night in the first game of a back-to-back set with the Ottawa Senators. Both contests are taking place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Avalanche And Senators Meet Again In Global Series Finale

Ottawa took the first matchup on Friday night

by Taylor Hodapp / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche faces the Ottawa Senators for the second time in two days as the clubs wrap up the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series on Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ottawa prevailed with 4-3 overtime victory in the first game of the series, improving its record to 7-3-5 while dropping Colorado's season mark to 8-6-1. The match on Saturday will be the last meeting between the two teams this campaign.

The Avalanche is 15-12-2-1 against Ottawa since 1995-96 and has now lost to Ottawa in its last three matchups.

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