Player News - Avalanche

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Calvin Pickard turned aside 29 of 31 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

The only player to beat Pickard tonight was the red-hot David Pastrnak, who scored twice. The victory was Pickard's first since Nov. 19 (three games). He has a 5-2-1 record with a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season. If he keeps playing this well, he could steal more starts from Semyon Varlamov.
Dec 8 - 9:57 PM

Matt Duchene scored his 10th goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

Duchene took advantage of a turnover in the Bruins' defensive zone and beat Anton Khudobin with a wrist shot to make it 1-0 in the first period. Teammate Nathan MacKinnon doubled the team's lead before the end of the frame. Duchene has scored three goals in his last two games and now has 17 points in 21 games. John Mitchell and Carl Soderberg also scored for the Avs.
Dec 8 - 9:51 PM

Eric Gelinas will be scratched against the Bruins on Thurday.

Though already having played twice this month, Gelinas has seen just nine games of action. Which suggests he doesn't have much of a role with the team.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 8 - 6:54 PM

The Avalanche will scratch Cody Goloubef against the Bruins on Thursday.

Through 97 career NHL games the 27-year-old has posted just 18 points, none of which however came during his Avalanche debut.
Source: Matt Kalman
Dec 8 - 6:39 PM

Francois Beauchemin didn't practice Wednesday due to a minor hand injury.

He still could be available to play against Boston on Thursday. Beauchemin's status will probably be determined following the morning skate.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 8 - 9:17 AM

Fedor Tyutin (lower body) should be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He has missed the last two games because of a lower-body injury. The Avalanche have some question marks, including Tyutin, going into Thursday's contest. Those should be cleared up at the morning skate.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 8 - 9:15 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will start Calvin Pickard on Thursday.

It will be Pickard's first start since Nov. 29. He has a 4-2-1 record, 2.44 GAA, and .920 save percentage in eight games in 2016-17.
Dec 7 - 7:26 PM

Matt Duchene scored his first power-play goals of the season Tuesday night.

He scored twice on four man-advantage chances for the Avalanche in a 4-3 loss to Nashville. "We've been a little disjointed on the power play at times," he said. "We'll not have any flow and then get a funny one going in. Tonight was different. We set it up, got it moving around. Guys did a great job. We did a lot of good things on the power play and that's got to be a weapon for us. That got us back into the game tonight." All nine of Duchene's goals this season have come on the road.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 7 - 11:26 AM

Tyson Barrie picked up another helper during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

Which gives him helpers in three of his last four games. With 10 assists and 12 points in 24 games this season, we'd say he's quite legit.
Dec 7 - 2:01 AM

Jarome Iginla added to his career totals during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

He picked up a helper to give him six points on the season through 24 games. Iginla has compiled 1,279 points during his career along with 614 goals. Hopefully this isn't the end of the road for a legendary scorer.
Dec 7 - 2:00 AM

Matt Duchene snapped his personal five-game goal drought with a pair of markers during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

He picked up a pair of helpers during the spat as well. For the season Duchene is up to nine goals and 16 points in 20 games thus far.
Dec 7 - 1:59 AM

Nathan MacKinnon snapped his personal four-game pointless skid during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

MacKinnon produced a goal and an assist versus the Predators. He's up to six goals and 17 points in 24 games thus far.
Dec 7 - 1:57 AM

Mikko Rantanen picked up his eighth helper of the year during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

He's now up to 11 points in 19 games this season, pretty darn good for someone's first full run through the NHL.
Dec 7 - 1:56 AM

The losses keep piling up as Semyon Varlamov dropped his fourth straight 4-3 to Nashville on Tuesday.

Varlamov stopped 28 of 32 shots, including five of six while on the kill. During the streaks he's allowed 14 goals on 127 combined shots. Yikes. For the season his record falls to 5-12 with a .905 save percentage and a 3.08 GAA.
Dec 7 - 1:54 AM

John Mitchell will play between Matt Duchene and Mikko Rantanen on Tuesday night against Nashville.

Mitchell doesn't have a point after 18 games this season, so this a good opportunity for him to finally get on the board.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 6 - 4:28 PM


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