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Avs beatdown Rival Minny

Craig Anderson played great and lead the team to a 4-1 win Well the Avs bounced back from being shutout in Chicago to winning pretty big against Minnesota. I say a 4-1 game is a beat down because of the trap style that the Wild have always been known for, so scoring 4 goals is pretty good. I will say however I would really contribute the 4 goals to Minnesota's rookie goaltender Anton Khudobin, who started last night after Minnesota's Jose Theodore was injured. Man do I feel bad for Minny's goalie situation. Never have I seen a team lose 3 goaltenders to injuries, let alone two to long term injuries. Well what is a bad situation for Minny, is a good situation for the Avs. Ander...

Avs get shutout

Chicago celebrates one of their goals Well obviously Avs fans can't blame Andy for the loss, seeing as he was on the bench to watch Budaj give up 3+ goals yet again. I really want to find out how many of Budaj's starts that he has given up more than 3 goals. The worse part was that he allowed 2 quick goals that I would consider bad on Budaj's part. That pretty much deflated the team and there was no way of winning after that. Budaj's play aside, the team just didn't come to play, and giving up two early goals shouldn't be an excuse. Oh and P.S. to fans, Budaj is actually having his worst statisitcal season, currently he holds a GAA of 3.12 (3 goals a game!) and a save percentage of...

Duchene the All-Star helps the Avs to a win!

Duchene's 3 point night leads the Avs to victory and secured a place int he All-Star game All I have to say is Matt Duchene is growing up and could become one of the elite players in the NHL. Duchene put in an amazing preformance that would have any Islanders or Lightining fan questioning if they made the wrong pick in 2009's draft. Duchene got another 2 goal night and ended with 3 goals and a +3 rating. He has been one of the only consistent players in the Avalanche's lineup the whole season. He has especially been amazing since the aquisition of Thomas Fleischmann from the Caps. Fleischmann had 3 assists in the game including assisting on both Duchene goals. Peter Budaj was in...

What can the Avs do to get back on track?

Anderson is not the problem, so quit saying he is! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, with the holiday season, things seem to get a little bit hectic around here and they don't allow a lot of time to blog. Also with the way this team has been playing, I might have wrote something pretty bad. Well as an Avs fan right now, I have to say I am some what embarrased right now. The team is on another slump, and minus a five game winning streak a few weeks ago, is in a major slump. The team has gone 2-7 since their 5 game win streak and gotten a total of 6 points out of a possible 18. And the team was one wide open net and a last second goal away from losing three points. In the overtim...

Avs win sixth in a row!

Avs beat a strong Montreal team 3-2 at Pepsi Center Well the Avs a lighting up the entire league right now with their sixth win in a row and the team only getting stronger. For one of the most injury plagued team in the league, the Avs continue to find ways to win. On a night when the Avs found out that they lost defensman Kyle Quincy for the season due to shoulder surgery, the Avs came away victorious against a very good Montreal team in Denver. The team showed up and played well in order to get the close 3-2 win. Even though Duchene's line didn't come up with any goals, they put in a great performance and were all over the ice. While for the second straight game since returning f...

Bang Bang Chicago, Avs win again!

Duchene scores in the last couple of minutes to win the game Last nights win against Chicago couldn't have been any sweeter. Throughout the game the Avs would take the lead, only to let the Hawks tie it up right away. Then it was a bad bench penalty that helped Chicago get a 5-4 lead and it was looking like the teams win streak would end at two. But thanks to newcomer Tomas Fleishmann to come through for his new team. Tomas tied up the game with a wrister with only about 3 minutes left in the game. Then he stole a puck behind the net and sent a wonderful pass for a tip in goal by Duchene. Honestly it was a great win for the team on a night where Craig Anderson wasn't on top of ...

Avs win again, head home tied for first in Division

Dutch and Stas celebrate their win with their bam bam dance The Avs finished the road trip on a high note with two straight wins and a total of 6 points out of a possible 12. Not too shabby for the boys, especially considering they didn't play the greatest the first three games. Several players played some of their best hockey over the road trip, and the number one player that deserves praise is Matt Duchene. He really came into his own during the trip and hopefully he can keep it up the rest of the season. Last night however, Stastny finally had a good offensive night getting a goal and two assists. that is what Paul needs to do more consistently if he wants to truly lead this tea...

Dutch is Clutch and the Avs win!

Duchene is all fired up and becoming a leader Well it's a good night in Avs country as the Avs broke out of their slump and finally won. The team absolutely dominated the Thrashers from beginning to end. Their up tempo style lead by Matt Duchene and Greg Mauldin was to much for the Thrash. The team came out firing and if it wasn't for an amazing performance from Pavlec this game would have been a blowout. Hats off to Pavlec, this guy doesn't get much credit as a great goaltender, but I feel like he is playing like one of the best right now (besides Thomas who is playing like a freak). From start to finish though this was Duchene's game. He worked so hard out there and battled ever...

4 straight loss for Avs, third in OT

Duchene stays hot but it's not enough Another day, another loss for the Avs. The team just continues to struggle, and you have to wonder if the injuries are finally catching up. It seems that the Stewart injury has taken the air out of the sales of the Avs. The team just isn't playing the up tempo style that they have been in the past that worked. Other teams knew when they played the Avs they would have to work hard to win, but in recent games the team has seemed lazy. The biggest thing wrong is in their own defensive zone, the team just isn't motivated to get the puck out of the zone and actually play some defense. They get another chance Friday against a hot Atlanta team, and...

No TV for Avs and Panthers... SAY WHAT?!

This is all you will see if you try and watch Tuesdays game! That's right folks, no television for this game what so ever! No versus, no local altitude, and no broadcast from Florida. How can this possibly happen? I am sure it has to do with the fact that Florida can't sellout or get any sort of crowd, but if it isn't because of this then the NHL should wake up. I don't get how there can't be a single broadcast for this game. If there isn't a local Florida broadcast and no national broadcast, THEN WHY CAN'T AlTITUDE COVER IT?! I am just so in shock that no way is covering the game and I am quite upset with the NHL! Is this the beginning for the NHL in hard economic times? Th...