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Holding a 2-0 first-round series lead over Minnesota , the Avalanche didn't practice Sunday before convening at a private air terminal near Denver International Airport to catch a flight to the Twin Cities area.
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Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.
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Our counterparts over at Hockey Wilderness have spent the week talking about all of the reasons to hate the Avalanche.
As the wunderkind skates recklessly around the rest, it reminds me of those car commercials.
A day after pulling out a minor miracle of a victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of a first-round playoff series , Avalanche players were unanimous: They'll need to play better from here on out if they actually want to advance to the next round.
For 40 minutes Thursday night, the Colorado Avalanche, a 112-point team that finished third overall yet still embraces an underdog slogan, seemed intent on showing why it shouldn't be them in these playoffs.
Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche scores a goal against Jonas Brodin #25 and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Minnesota Wild in the first period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Landeskog set the early tone Thursday for his team in Game 1 of its Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Wild, which the Avalanche won 5-4 in overtime.
The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.
Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon skated with the puck in the third period. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Thursday night, Dec. 19, 2013.
The dynamic, lightning-fast forward has a shot that explodes off his stick and is Colorado's most formidable forward, especially with Matt Duchene injured.
Roy, Avs anxious to open playoffs against Wild on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/2014/04/17/roy-avs-anxious-open-playoffs-wild/7809151/ ENGLEWOOD, Colo.
The regular season has ended. Six teams in the Western Conference have already cleaned out their lockers.
The excitement in Joe Sakic's voice was just as well expressed on his face. The former Avalanche captain, now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, is jazzed about the team being in the playoffs again.