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Avs and UCHealth to Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Colorado hosts the Washington Capitals on Friday in it's annual Hockey Fights Cancer game

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and UCHealth will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) game on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. MT against the Washington Capitals at Pepsi Center.

The HFC initiative is a collaboration between the NHL and NHLPA to honor cancer survivors and anyone who continues to battle the disease. The campaign is supported by all 31 NHL teams, each of which designates one home game in the month of November as its HFC night. The initiative has raised more than $20 million for cancer research since its inception in 1998.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 13

Colorado plays three games this week

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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SCORING IN BUNCHES: The Avalanche has scored four or more goals in three of its last four road games and is first in the league with 41 goals on the road this season. Colorado's 59 total goals in 2018-19 ranks fourth in the league and the club's 3.47 goals-per-game average is tied with the St. Louis Blues for second.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Avalanche has scored a power-play goal in 13-of-17 outings this season and is 15-for-59 (25.4%) overall with the man advantage, ranked seventh in the NHL. Colorado's penalty-kill unit is 58-for-70 (82.9%) in 2018-19, which also ranks seventh. The Avs are one of four teams in the league (St. Louis, Tampa Bay, New Jersey) that rank in the top 10 in both power play and penalty kill.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 6

Colorado hosts the Nashville Predators on first Division Rival Night

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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OFFENSIVE POWERHOUSE: Colorado's 52 goals this season is tied with Calgary for first in the NHL in scoring, and its 3.71 goals-per-game average is second (Washington, 3.77). The Avalanche has scored five or more goals in six games this season, tied with the Philadelphis Flyers for the most of any team in the league. 

FIRST TIMERS: Vladislav Kamenev and Sheldon Dries each scored their first career NHL goal on Thursday in Calgary, becoming the first Colorado Avalanche teammates to score their first career NHL goal in the same game. It was the sixth time in franchise history that two players scored their first goal in the same contest, last accomplished by Quebec Nordiques rookies Peter Forsberg and Adam Deadmarsh on Jan. 27, 1995 at Buffalo. 

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 30

Colorado plays its second back-to-back set of the season this week

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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RANTANEN SHINING: Mikko Rantanen was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week on Monday, his first time earning an NHL weekly honor. He matched a career high with four points in Friday's win over Ottawa. All five four-point performances have come since the start of the 2017-18 season, the most of any player in the NHL. Rantanen leads the league with 21 points and 16 assists, marks that both matched Joe Sakic (1996-97) for the most points and assists in the month of October in Avalanche history (since 1995-96).

MORE RECORD SETTING: Gabriel Landeskog led the Avs with 10 goals this month, setting a new Avalanche record for the month of October (since 1995-96). He leads the league with four game-winning goals, matching the Avalanche record for game-winners in a single month.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 23

Colorado returns home from a 3-0-1 road trip

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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WHERE THEY STAND: The Avs are 6-1-2 this season, tied with the Nashville Predators for first place in the NHL. Mikko Rantanen's 16 points (4g, 12a) are tied with Toronto's Auston Matthews for first in the league, while Nathan MacKinnon's 15 points (8g, 7a) rank third. Semyon Varlamov is 4-0-2 in 2018-19, with his .953 save percentage second among goaltenders who have played three or more games. 

MAKING HISTORY: Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen became the first set of teammates in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history to open a season with simultaneous point streaks of nine games, surpassing Joe Sakic and Anton Stastny (eight games, 1988-89).

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 16

Colorado is on the road this week for four games

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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MacKINNON STREAKING: Nathan MacKinnon has scored at least a goal in each of Colorado's first five contests, matching a franchise record for a goal streak to start a season (Mats Sundin, 1992-93). MacKinnon's five-game goal streak also matches his career long for any point in a season (Jan. 6-20, 2018).

PENALTY KILLING: The Avalanche's penalty-kill unit has allowed only one goal this season, killing 22-of-23 short-handed situations (95.7%). The PK unit has not allowed a 5-on-4 goal (only PPG against was 5-on-3) and has a current streak of 16 straight kills.

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Altitude Sports & Entertainment Launches AltitudeNOW

New app allows streaming of Avalanche games in market

by Altitude Sports & Entertainment / Altitude.tv

Altitude Sports & Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of AltitudeNOW, the official live streaming service of Altitude Sports. AltitudeNOW will provide subscribers the opportunity to stream live Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rapids games, plus additional Altitude programming. 

"This is a great day in the growth of our network," said Executive Vice President and General Manager of Altitude Sports Ken Miller. "Our fans now have the ability to watch Altitude programming, not only at home but also on any mobile device or computer, any time of the day."

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Avalanche Claims Marko Dano From Jets

Forward has played 130 NHL Games

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has claimed forward Marko Dano on waivers from the Winnipeg Jets.

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Inaugural Colorado Girls Hockey Night Saturday

A full day of events before and during the Avalanche's game against the Calgary Flames

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche (3-1-0) will take on the Calgary Flames (2-2-0) at Pepsi Center on Saturday, Oct. 13, during the team's inaugural Colorado Girls Hockey Night. The evening was organized by the Avs in partnership with Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to create Team Colorado (Team CO); the collaboration aims to recognize the rapid growing sport of women's hockey in the Centennial State. Team CO was formed in 2017 through a partnership with CAHA and the Avalanche to create a tier 1 women's hockey team.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 9

Colorado begins its first road trip of the season this week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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HOME COOKING: Colorado won its first two contests of the season, both on home ice. The Avs are now 20-4-1 in their last 25 regular-season outings at Pepsi Center.

SCORING IN EVERY PERIOD: The Avalanche has scored at least one goal in all six periods this season. It's just the second time in Avalanche history (since 1995-96) that Colorado has scored in each of its first six periods to begin a season. The 2013-14 team also accomplished the feat.

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