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Postgame Wrap-Up: Avs Comeback for OT Win in Game 4

Colorado extends series lead to 3-1

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche found itself down 2-0 with 13 minutes left in regulation in Game 4 of its first-round series with the Calgary Flames, but the game was far from over.

The Avs fought back to defeat the Flames 3-2 in overtime at Pepsi Center on Wednesday and extended their lead to 3-1 in the best-of-seven set.

J.T. Compher got Colorado on the board first when he collected the puck on a rebound and sent it into the Flames net. He now has a point in each of the last three contests (two goals, one assist) and is tied for second on the Avalanche in postseason goals.

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Makar's Memorable Week

Once-in-a-lifetime moments culminated in the rookie defenseman's first NHL goal

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

It's stuff of fairytale, made for the big screen, maybe even legend. Whatever it is, it's hard to script a better start to Cale Makar's NHL tenure with the Colorado Avalanche.

Nearly 35 hours after he signed his first pro contract, Makar scored his first NHL goal--on his first shot on goal, nonetheless--to help the Avalanche top the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday in Game 3 of the clubs' Round 1 series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"It was pretty exciting," Makar said of his first game he's dreamed about playing in since he was a kid. "The nerves went away after the first period, but it was fun."

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Morning Skate Report: Avs Look to Extend Series Lead

The Avalanche won 6-2 on Monday to lead the best-of-seven set 2-1

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche has a 2-1 lead in its first-round series with the Calgary Flames, and the team looks to build off its most recent performance to extend its advantage tonight.

The Avs dropped the first matchup of the best-of-seven set in Calgary, but they came back with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 2 on Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome and skated to a 6-2 victory in Game 3 on Monday at Pepsi Center.

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Morning Skate Quotables: April 17, 2019

Colorado leads the series 2-1 heading into Game 4

by ColoradoAvalanche.com / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Following a 6-2 win in Game 3 at Pepsi Center, the Colorado Avalanche remains in Denver to host the Calgary Flames in Game 4 on Wednesday. Colorado leads the series 2-1 and will head to Calgary after the outing for Game 5 on Friday.

Here is what some of the Avalanche players and head coach Jared Bednar had to say following morning skate.

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Game 4 Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Flames

Changes could be on the horizon for both teams

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

As of this morning, the Colorado Avalanche isn't planning on making any changes to its personnel for Game 4 of its playoff series against the Calgary Flames, but head coach Jared Bednar did leave open the possibility that his lineup could be different by puck drop. 

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Avalanche and Flames Clash in Game 4 on Wednesday

Colorado leads the best-of-seven set 2-1

by ColoradoAvalanche.com / Official website of the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche looks to take a 3-1 series lead in Game 4 of its first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche/Nordiques franchise is 12-7 all-time in best-of-seven playoff series when taking a 2-1 series lead and 11-5 since moving to Denver.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Cale Makar's Historic Debut

Rookie defenseman scored and entered the NHL during the Avs' playoff run

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Not many players have done what Cale Makar accomplished in his NHL debut.

Three days after winning the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player and one day after inking his first NHL contract, Makar scored his first goal--in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, nonetheless.

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Morning Skate Report: Makar to Make Avs Debut in Game 3

Hobey Baker Award winner signed his entry-level contract with Colorado on Sunday

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

It's been a whirlwind last few days for Cale Makar.

On Thursday, he helped his University of Massachusetts Minutemen defeat the University of Denver in the Frozen Four semifinals. Friday saw him be named college hockey's top player as the winner of the Hobey Baker Award. The next day, he competed in the NCAA national championship game against Minnesota Duluth.

Sunday brought Makar signing his first pro contract with the Colorado Avalanche and traveling to Denver to join the team. Tonight, he will be in the Avs' lineup as they continue their first-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames.

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Game 3 Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Flames

Makar to make Avalanche debut, Girard to miss Game 3 with upper-body injury

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Newly-signed defenseman Cale Makar will make his debut with the Colorado Avalanche tonight in Game 3 of the club's first-round series against the Calgary Flames in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Makar was drafted by Colorado with the fourth overall selection in 2017 and has spent the last two seasons in the NCAA with the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. He ranked first among all NCAA blueliners in scoring this campaign after recording 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 41 games with UMass.

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Colorado Returns to Pepsi Center for Game 3 of Series with Calgary

The Avalanche and Flames split the first two games of the best-of-seven set

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

After falling in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche took down the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night in Game 2 to even the first-round series at 1-1.

The Avs now return to the home ice of Pepsi Center for the next two outings, with Game 3 on Monday night. Following Game 4 on Wednesday, the clubs will travel back to Calgary for the fifth contest two days later.

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