Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Belief

Listen to “Belief” on Spreaker. Jared Bednar called the Avalanche’s 4-3 overtime victory over Boston the best win of the season. Aarif and J.J. break down his comments about the buy-in and belief from his players. They also discuss the Avs’ strong third period, extending the home winning streak to 17 games and the overtime […]

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They lost Nathan MacKinnon and their composure but not their belief. Avalanche complete emotional 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Bruins

Revenge is best served in the form of two points. The Avalanche got their retaliation on the Boston Bruins and Taylor Hall for knocking star center Nathan MacKinnon out of the game in the opening period. But they certainly chose to make it difficult on themselves. Throughout the second period, the Avs said forget the […]

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VIDEO: Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon leaves game following hit from Taylor Hall

Superstar center Nathan MacKinnon left the Avalanche game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday following a hit at center ice. MacKinnon absorbed a hit from Boston’s Taylor Hall but brunt of the damage came from his own stick which went up into his face. MacKinnon was down and bloodied on the ice as the officials […]

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The Avalanche’s goaltending is suddenly a position of strength. And it’s largely thanks to the long-awaited return of Pavel Francouz

For the majority of the early parts of the season, the one blip in a star-studded Avalanche lineup was their goaltending. Newcomer Darcy Kuemper — whom the Avs paid a hefty price to acquire — was not playing up to his standard. And backup goalie Pavel Francouz was injured during a preseason game that kept […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Mindset Shift

Listen to “Mindset Shift” on Spreaker. Following an overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens, Gabriel Landeskog and the Avalanche are not pleased with their recent play. Aarif and J.J. break down the new mindset shift from the team — how mediocrity is no longer acceptable within the room despite their winning streak. The guys also […]

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Numbers game: Avalanche’s franchise-best home winning streak has reached 15 games following Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens

Ball Arena is home to the NHL’s best home winning streak in five years. The Avalanche’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday is their 15th straight triumph at home, matching the Washington Capitals run from Jan. 1 to March 4, 2017. Colorado is just the eighth team in NHL history to accomplish […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: All-Star Kadri

Listen to “All-Star Kadri” on Spreaker. Nazem Kadri is going to the NHL All-Star game and Aarif and J.J. are here to break it all down. The guys discuss their thoughts on the last man in voting, the fact that every team must have a representative and the skills competition. They then look at the […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Kuemper Down

Listen to “Kuemper Down” on Spreaker. The Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild in an epic matchup but the story of the day is Darcy Kuemper’s injury. Aarif and J.J. break down the 4-3 shootout victory and the collision that led to Kuemper being pulled by the concussion spotter. They also chat about the team’s success […]

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Avalanche continue winning ways at Ball Arena following Nazem Kadri’s shootout-deciding goal in a 4-3 victory over Arizona

Home is where the heart is. And the wins, too, apparently. Nazem Kadri scored the lone shootout goal to help the Avalanche extend their franchise-best home winning streak with a 4-3 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. It was their 13th consecutive victory at Ball Arena and 15th of the season in just 18 […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Frustrations

Listen to “Frustrations” on Spreaker. The Avalanche were frustrated following an overtime loss in Nashville. Aarif and J.J. share their thoughts on the postgame comments after a questionable penalty call and the Avs squeaking out a point in a game they mostly trailed. They also look back at Monday’s victory over Seattle, Philipp Grubauer’s return […]

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