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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 16

Colorado wraps up homestand before going on the road

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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THE STREAK CONTINUES: With Monday's victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the Avalanche extended its win streak to seven games, its longest winning streak since winning eight consecutive contests from Dec. 31, 2005 - Jan. 17, 2006. Colorado has outscored opponents 29-10 over the course of the streak and has never trailed during the stretch. The Avs have won six consecutive home games, its longest such stretch since Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2011 when they won eight straight contests on home ice.

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MacKinnon Selected To NHL All-Star Game

Avalanche center to make second straight All-Star Game appearance

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon  has been selected to represent the Avalanche at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, the League announced today. MacKinnon will make his second straight All-Star Game appearance when the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game is held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida (1:30 p.m. MT, NBC). MacKinnon will also participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition the night before on Saturday, Jan. 27 (5 p.m. MT, NBCSN).  

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 2

Colorado finishes up homestand before bye week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Hejduk's No. 23 Gets Raised To The Rafters

Milan Hejduk's jersey will be raised to the rafters in a pregame ceremony when the Avalanche hosts the Minnesota Wild on Jan. 6. Hejduk's No. 23 will be the sixth sweater number retired in the history of the Colorado Avalanche, joining Joe Sakic (#19), Peter Forsberg (#21), Patrick Roy (#33), Adam Foote (#52) and Ray Bourque (#77).

Hejduk, 41, played all 14 of his NHL seasons with the Avalanche and was a member of the 2001 Stanley Cup championship team. He finished his career with 375 goals and 805 points in 1,020 games. He captured the franchise's first-ever Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer in 2002-03.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 27

The Avs start a season-long six-game homestand

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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RANTANEN STREAKING: Mikko Rantanen is currently on a career-high assist/point streak of six games, the longest assist streak by an Avalanche player since Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene both had six-game runs from Feb. 26-March 8, 2014.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 19

Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Barrie continue their strong play

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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THE CAPTAIN'S CAREER NIGHT: Gabriel Landeskog recorded his second hat trick of the season and a career-high five points against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, reaching the 300-point milestone for his career with his second tally. Landeskog is the first Avs player to have two hat tricks in a season since Milan Hejduk in 2006-07. It was also the second time this season that an Avalanche player has registered five points in a game (Nathan MacKinnon, Nov. 16 vs. Washington, 1g, 4a).

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 12

Colorado gets set for another four-game week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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JOHNSON PLAYS 400TH GAME WITH AVS: Erik Johnson appeared in his 400th game as a member of the Avalanche on Saturday night in Florida, joining Adam Foote (760) and John-Michael Liles (523) as the only defensemen to play 400 regular-season contests in an Avs sweater. EJ appeared in his 600th NHL game on Dec. 3 against Dallas, becoming the first defenseman from the 2006 draft class to play 600 games.

BUSY DECEMBER: The Avalanche will play 15 games this month, including nine at Pepsi Center, which equals their busiest home December ever. Only twice before have the Avs hosted nine games in this particular month, also doing so in December of 2000-01 and 2011-12.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Dec. 5

Colorado gets set for a four-game week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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JOHNSON REACHES 600TH GAME: Defenseman Erik Johnson played in his 600th NHL game against Dallas on Sunday. He leads the Avs in average ice time at 26:24, which ranks fifth in the NHL.

ROOKIE IMPACT: Alexander Kerfoot has totaled 18 points this season, which is tied for fifth among NHL rookies. His three power-play tallies are tied for the league lead among first-year players, and his 30.8% shooting percentage ranks first. Defenseman Samuel Girard is second among all rookies in time on ice per game at 19:38.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 28

Colorado is in the middle of a five-game homestand

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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BARRIE TIES BLAKE: Tyson Barrie registered his 208th career point against Minnesota Friday, tying Rob Blake for fourth place on the franchise's all-time defenseman scoring list. Barrie's 17 points (2g, 15a) this season are tops among Avs defensemen and is tied for 10th among NHL blueliners.

HOME POWER PLAY: The Avs finished 1-for-3 on the power play against Calgary Saturday and is now 11-for-39 with the man advantage on home ice, the fifth-best home power play in the league.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 21

Nathan MacKinnon named the NHL's third star of the week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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MacKINNON NAMED THIRD STAR: Nathan MacKinnon was named the NHL's third star for the week ending on Nov. 19 after recording seven points (2g, 5a) in three games this past week. He registered a career-high five points and four assists in a 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday, the most points by an Avalanche player since Dec. 9, 2007 against St. Louis (Milan Hejduk, 6 and Paul Stastny, 5).

CAREER NIGHT: Last Thursday's win over the Capitals was also a record night for Gabriel Landeskog, who recorded his first NHL hat trick, and Mikko Rantanen, who notched a career-high four points and three assists.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 14

Colorado returns home from Sweden with a three-game week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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RANTANEN REACHES 100: Mikko Rantanen skated in his 100th NHL game on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators. Rantanen has notched 13 points (5g, 8a) in 16 outings this season and has totaled 51 points (25g, 26a) in 100 career contests.

ROOKIE RISING: Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot leads the team with seven goals this season, which is tied for second among league rookies. His 13 points is tied for fifth among all first-year players, and the Vancouver, British Columbia, native is also among the top rookies in power-play goals (T-2nd) and shot percentage, where he ranks first (35.0%) among rookies who have taken more than 10 shots.

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