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Dennis Everberg didn't play in the third period of Saturday's game against Buffalo because of an undisclosed injury.

Head coach Patrick Roy didn't want to mention the details of Everberg's situation, but admitted that he will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 29 - 11:58 AM

Jarome Iginla had three assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over Buffalo.

The points now push him ahead of former Habs legend Jean Beliveau for 40th on the all-time list. Iginla picked up a point in each of the game's three periods. He assisted on goals by John Mitchell, Matt Duchene and Brad Stuart. The 37-year-old has 26 goals and 55 points in 75 games this season. Even at an advanced age, Iginla is still a productive forward at the NHL level.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 29 - 11:53 AM

Matt Duchene was relieved to finally have a big game on Saturday night.

Duchene picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Sabres. "I played no different than I have been," Duchene said. "It was one of those nights where things finally went in the net. Iggy and I haven't been on for many against, and I don't think we were on for a goal against on the (three-game Canada) road trip and we weren't tonight. We're getting tons of chances. It was real frustrating on the road trip not to be able to contribute, especially in those first two games where we could have been the difference. I know I took it real hard and I was disappointed, but hopefully it's not too late now."
Source: Denver Post
Mar 29 - 11:49 AM

Matt Duchene registered a goal and two assists as the Avalanche defeated the Sabres on Saturday night 5-3.

Fantasy owners (and the Avalanche) expected bigger things from Duchene after he scored 23 times and tallied 70 points last season. This year, he has 19 goals and 50 points, so he has been a major disappointment for those who took him high in drafts. Tyson Barrie, Marc-Andre Cliche and Brad Stuart scored the other goals. Jarome Iginla had three assists.

Semyon Varlamov blocked 35 shots in Colorado’s 5-3 win against the Sabres on Saturday night.

Colorado jumped out to a 4-0 lead by 6:56 in the second period, then the Sabres made things somewhat interesting by pulling within 4-1 and 5-2 in the third period. Varlamov has a 2.58 goals-against average and .920 save percentage this season.
Mar 28 - 11:51 PM

It appears as though Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson isn't quite ready to return just yet.

He won't be able to play on Saturday, but the versatile blueliner is "getting close" and could very well return on Monday or Wednesday. Stay tuned in early next week.
Mar 28 - 1:27 PM

Erik Johnson was on the ice with his teammates Saturday morning.

It was the first time Johnson has joined his teammates in a skate since he injured his knee on January 21st. Although Johnson won't play Saturday night against the Sabres, he is getting closer to a return. Check back with us next week for updates on Johnson's status.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 28 - 12:40 PM

Semyon Varlamov will be back in the Colorado net Saturday night against the Sabres.

He got Thursday night off against Vancouver after a sub-par performance against the Oilers on Wednesday. Look for Varlamov to bounce back at home against a success-challenged Sabre squad.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 28 - 12:36 PM

Jesse Winchester still isn't ready to return from a concussion.

"He's said he's seen some improvement, but he's not quite ready to play games," coach Patrick Roy said. Winchester traveled with the team and it was thought that he would play at some point, but that didn't happen. He hasn't played all season after he was injured in an exhibition match.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 27 - 11:12 AM

John Mitchell scored a power-play goal into an empty net on Thursday.

His goal came in the final minute of regulation when Colorado already had a 3-1 lead. Mitchell has nine goals and 23 points in 60 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 27 - 11:08 AM

Jarome Iginla tied Jean Beliveau for 40th all-time in points on Thursday night with 1,219 career points. The tally came when he redirected Gabriel Landeskog's shot past Eddie Lack during the 4-1 win over the Canucks.

Iginla now has 15 consecutive (82-game) seasons in which he's scored at least 25 goals, and one more where he scored 21, his rookie season back in 1996-97. He also has at least 50 points in 15 of his 16 whole seasons. Simply remarkable. Iginla also leads the Avalanche in goals with 26 and has 52 points this season.
Mar 27 - 2:22 AM

Alex Tanguay picked up a goal plus a power play assist during Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canucks. He now has points in three straight games.

Tanguay now has points in four of his past five games, tallying three goals and six total points over that span. With the two points he picked up on Thursday, he now ranks seventh all-time in points on the Avalanche/Nordiques list with 462 points, two shy of Dale Hunter and 174 short of Anton Stastny for fifth place. Tanguay has 22 goals and 51 points this season.
Mar 27 - 2:15 AM

Ryan O'Reilly extended his points streak to six games when he collected two assists during Thursday's 4-1 win over Vancouver.

O'Reilly has seven assists and nine points during his current streak, and he also owns points in 11 of his last 14 games with 18 assists and 22 points during the extended span. For the season, O'Reilly shares the team lead in assists with Tyson Barrie at 37 to go along with his 51 points over 74 games.
Mar 27 - 1:59 AM

Gabriel Landeskog was a force to be reckoned with, helping to create three of Colorado's four goals while getting on the score sheet twice.

Landeskog contributed a power play goal, an assist, three takeaways, and co-led all skaters with six shots during his 15:33 of ice time. Nearly half of which was spent on special teams en route to a 4-1 victory over the Canucks on Thursday night. Landeskog now owns 22 goals and leads the team with 56 points this season.
Mar 27 - 1:47 AM

Reto Berra was dominant in his 33-save, 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. It was Berra's first NHL victory since Nov. 6th, 2014, a span of 11 games for him.

Berra made all 22 saves at even strength, plus eight more while on the kill. Only being beaten on a blast of a slapper by Yannick Weber. The win improves Berra's record to 3-3-1 with 28 goals against across 16 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:16 AM


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