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1. In early February, rookie T.J. Hensick scored two goals in back-to-back games against St. Louis and Phoenix (Feb. 2 & 4). Who was the franchise’s last rookie to accomplish this feat?

a). Paul Stastny
b). Miroslav Frycer
c). Peter Stastny
d.) Owen Nolan

2. Hensick then added another goal in Colorado’s next game against San Jose, extending his goal-scoring streak to three games. Who holds the franchise record for the longest rookie goal-scoring streak?
a). Marek Svatos
b). Peter Stastny
c). Joe Sakic
d). Anton Stastny

3. Who is the Nordiques/Avalanche franchise leader in goals-per-game?
a). Michel Goulet
b). Valeri Kamensky
c). Joe Sakic
d). Peter Stastny

4. Which player sits on top of the franchise’s scoring chart for points by a defenseman?
a). Mario Marois
b). Sandis Ozolinsh
c). Adam Foote
d). Rob Blake

5. True or False: Goaltender Patrick Roy led the Avalanche in shutouts during each full season he played in Colorado (1996-97 to 2002-03).

6. Which player has recorded the most goals against the Nordiques/Avalanche in a single season?
a). Jarome Iginla
b). Adam Oates
c). Stephane Richer
d). Peter McNab

7. Who was the last Avalanche player to earn the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year?
a). Chris Drury
b). Peter Forsberg
c). Paul Stastny
d). Alex Tanguay

8. Who scored the series-clinching goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, giving the Avalanche its first Stanley Cup title?
a). Mike Ricci
b). Adam Deadmarsh
c). Uwe Krupp
d). Sylvain Lefebvre

9. True or False: Joe Sakic has posted the most 30-goal seasons in franchise history.

10. How many different captains have the Nordiques/Avalanche had in the franchise’s history?
a). Five
b). Six
c). Eight
d). Ten

1. b. Frycer last accomplished the feat on Nov. 21 & 22, 1981. Prior to Frycer, Anton Stastny and Peter Stastny did so in the same games (Feb. 20 & 22, 1981), while Peter again had back-to-back multi-goal games a few weeks later (March 2 & 4, 1981).
2. d. Anton Stastny set the franchise rookie record by scoring in five consecutive games from Dec. 14-23, 1980.
3. a. With 456 goals in 813 career games, Goulet tops all Nordique/Avalanche players in goals-per-game (0.56). Peter Stastny ranks second with 380 tallies in 737 contests (0.52).
4. b. Ozolinsh is the franchise’s top scoring defenseman, notching 253 points (72g/181a) in 333 games with the Avalanche. He is followed by Foote (234 points), Blake (208) and Marois (162). Besides Foote, John-Michael Liles is the only current Avs defenseman who ranks in the top-10 in that category, with 154 points (41g/113a) in 301 games through March 9.
5. False. Marc Denis led the Avs with three shutouts during the 1999-2000 campaign, marking the only time Roy (who had two that year) did not lead the team in that category.
6. d. The former Boston Bruins forward and current Avalanche television color analyst scored nine of his 36 goals during the 1981-82 season against the Nordiques. Richer holds the record for most career goals scored against the franchise (40).
7. a. Drury earned the honor in 1999 after posting 44 points (20g/24a) during his rookie season.
8. c. Krupp’s unassisted goal 4:31 into the third overtime period gave the Avalanche a 1-0 win and a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers.
9. True. Sakic has totaled nine 30-goal seasons, while Michel Goulet and Peter Stastny rank second with eight apiece.
10. c. In between the organization’s first captain, Marc Tardif, and its current captain, Joe Sakic, six other players have worn the ‘C’ on their sweater: Robbie Ftorek, Andrew DuPont, Mario Marois, Peter Stastny, Steven Finn and Mike Hough.

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