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Colorado to play two games against Ottawa in Sweden

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will face off in a pair of regular-season games in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today. The Avalanche and Senators will play each other at the Ericsson Globe on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets to the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™ will go on sale to the public starting on Wednesday, March 29.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - March 21

Colorado has two home games before its last trip to Canada

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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NHL FIRSTS: J.T. Compher potted his first NHL goal on Wednesday, March 15 against the Detroit Red Wings. It was also the game-winning marker and came in Compher's eighth contest in an Avalanche sweater. Defenseman Anton Lindholm made his NHL debut in that same game and finished with three hits and one blocked shot in 14:32 of ice time.

DUCHENE CRACKS TOP 10 IN FRANCHISE SCORING: Matt Duchene's goal on Wednesday night against Detroit was his 414th career point, tying Valeri Kamensky for 10th place on the franchise's all-time points list. Duchene ranks seventh in Avalanche/Nordiques history in goals (173) and is 11th in assists (241). His 28 career game-winning goals are tied with Alex Tanguay for seventh on the franchise list.

 

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Avalanche Weekly Update - March 14

Colorado plays a home-and-home series against Detroit

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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THE NEW ADDITION: Sven Andrighetto tied a career-best three-game point streak that lasted from March 7-11, and he's registered a point in three of his five contests since joining the Avalanche on March 1.

FACEOFF PERFORMANCE: John Mitchell finished 12-for-13 at the faceoff circle against the Senators. His 92.3 percent success rate ranks sixth among all single-game faceoff performances in the NHL this season (players who took 10 or more draws in a game).

PICKARD ON THE SCORESHEET: Calvin Pickard registered his third career assist (also Feb. 7, 2017 vs. Montreal, March 3, 2016 vs. Florida) and his second of the season against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, March 9. He's now tied for the league lead in points among goaltenders (Matt Murray, Al Montoya, Tuukka Rask, Andrei Vasilevskiy). All three of Pickard's helpers have come on home ice.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - March 7

Colorado hosts annual Charity Brunch on Sunday

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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MAKING THEIR DEBUT: Left wing J.T. Compher and right wing Sven Andrighetto each made their Avalanche debut this week. For Compher, the first time skating in an Avalanche jersey on March 2 against the Ottawa Senators was also his NHL debut. The Northbrook, Illinois, native recorded three hits and one takeaway in 11:13 of ice time and has now played three games with Colorado, averaging 12:58 of time-on-ice per contest. Andrighetto, who was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens at the trade deadline, made his Avalanche debut on Sunday against the St. Louis Blues and recorded two shots, two hits and two takeaways in 15:19 of action.

 

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Avalanche Acquires Andrighetto From Montreal

by Colorado Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Sven Andrighetto from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Andreas Martinsen.  

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Avalanche Acquires Fourth-Round Pick From L.A.

by Colorado Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Jarome Iginla.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Feb. 28

Colorado plays four games, with the first three coming on the road

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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SMITH GETS FIRST NHL WIN: Jeremy Smith picked up his first career win in his third NHL start on Saturday, making 34 saves in Colorado's 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Smith was recalled from the San Antonio Rampage on Feb. 8 and made his NHL debut on Feb. 14 against the New Jersey Devils.

RANTANEN ON A ROLL: With an assist in Colorado's win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Mikko Rantanen registered his 10th point (six goals, four assists) in the month of February, which brings him into a tie with Nathan MacKinnon for the third-most points by a rookie in the month in Avalanche history (since 1995-96).

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena Visits Colorado

by Colorado Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Denver, March 10-11. An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the NHL's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Feb. 21

Colorado has three games this week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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PUTTING IN EXTRA TIME: The Avalanche played consecutive overtime games for the first time this season, going to extra time on Friday in Carolina and Sunday against Tampa Bay. Colorado is now 6-2 in overtime, 0-1 in shootouts and 6-3 overall when playing beyond 60 minutes. Mikko Rantanen scored his first career overtime goal on Friday in Carolina, becoming the third-youngest Avalanche player to score an OT winner in the regular season.

LANDESKOG REACHES 400: Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 14 at New Jersey. Landeskog, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, became the first player from that draft class to reach 400 contests and has the most career points from the 2011 class with 269 (111g/158a).

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Feb. 14

Colorado continues its season-long road trip

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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MILESTONES IN WIN OVER MONTREAL: Mikko Rantanen recorded the first hat trick of his career against the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 7. He's the third Avalanche rookie (fourth occurrence) to record a hat trick and the second youngest player to record three goals in a game in Avs team history behind Nathan MacKinnon.

The Avalanche was also powered by Calvin Pickard, who recorded his third career shutout and second of the season, stopping all 27 shots he faced against the Canadiens. Pickard also registered his second career assist on Colorado's second goal of the night. Jarome Iginla skated in his 1,524th career game, tying Brendan Shanahan for 14th place on the NHL's all-time list.

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