First Not Out Of Reach For the Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche on hot streak winning 6 of their last 7 games. The Avalanche lost in a out Sunday while Chicago beat St. Louis to tighten the Central Division . St Louis have 4 points on Colorado. While the Avs lead Chicago by 2 points. It seems likely the Avalanche and the Blackhawks will meet in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, while the second place team having home ice advantage.
One thing to be learned is that the Avs wont pushed around anymore. That much was evident Saturday when the Avalanche mopped the floor on the western conferences best team the St Louis Blues 4-0. Colorado stood up to some questionable tactics by the Blues.
Defenseman Tyson Barrie has become a clutch player. Barrie scored the tying goal late in the 3 rd on Thursday night . He also scored the shoot goal to give the Avalanche the win. Barrie has become a player the team can count on with his clutch goals.
The Penguins pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory, snapping Colorado's win streak at six games. The single point left Colorado four points behind first-place St. Louis in the Central Division and two ahead of third-place Chicago.
Gabe Landeskog has turned out to be a pretty good Captian. Landeskog has become a good leader on and off the ice. Now the Avs core fits the image of its Captain. They are young, talented and hungry to win. In the shootout, Tyson Barrie, Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog all were unsuccessful against Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. While Jussi Jokinen beat Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov for the only goal of the tie-breaking sequence
Goalie Semyon Varlamov tied the franchise single season record for goalie wins held by Patrick Roy.
Roy became the fifth coach in NHL history to 50 wins in first season.
The Avalanche 4 points out of first place with 4 games left to play.
Colorado Avalanche Correspondent
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