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The Colorado Avalanche responded to harsh words from veteran leader Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Monday night, going on the road to California and skating their way to a win against the second-seed Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday and a shootout loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Despite the losses, the struggles, the bashing from the media, even the Road to Thirty, the Colorado Avalanche has yet to give up on the season. In fact, those donning burgundy and blue have strung together two solid performances in a row, starting against the Vancouver Canucks and carrying over to their Saturday matinee with the Nashville Predators.
With a chance to take destiny into their own hands, the Colorado Avalanche couldn’t come up with a win against the Minnesota Wild on the road on Thursday night.
Tonight’s Colorado Avalanche game came down to the very last tenth of a second, proving true the age-old mantra of playing until you hear the whistle – or in this case, buzzer.
Having played two of their best games – yet come away with losses – in the last week, the Colorado Avalanche finally exploded Friday night in Denver as the home team destroyed the undefeated-in-regulation Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 in front of a packed house at Pepsi Center.
For the Colorado Avalanche, facing the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks on the road was about more than just putting an end to the ongoing, miraculous point streak. It was about righting the ship away from home.
Allowing yourself to be down and out, complacent, mentally vacant even for a few days after blowing a 4-1 lead against the Edmonton Oilers would almost be expected. Facing a 56-shot barrage to lose the game in regulation would be devastating to many in the NHL.
Despite giving up the first goal of the game, the Colorado Avalanche battled back against a red-hot Phoenix Coyotes, taking the game into overtime before falling to the visiting club 3-2 at Pepsi Center on Monday night.
“It’s painful right now. Same story every night, we’re bringing it five on five and playing well five on five but we can’t seem to find a win in those games. It’s the same story. We’ve got to figure out a way to score. It’s the bottom line,” said Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene after the club’s most recent loss, 3-0, to the visiting Anaheim Ducks.