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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.
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As Avalanche players came onto the ice one by one Wednesday, defenseman Jan Hejda was nowhere to be seen, even after the last person usually on the ice for a practice - coach Patrick Roy - was there.
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Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, left, will try to stay ahead of Kyle Brodziak and the rest of the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs.
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"We all have ours," said Roy, the Avalanche coach and Hockey Hall of Famer who some consider the best playoff goalie of all time.
The regular season has ended. Six teams in the Western Conference have already cleaned out their lockers.
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Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.
Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov takes a break against the Vancouver Canucks on April 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The Wild's Jonas Brodin, left, controls the puck against the Avs' Nathan MacKinnon during a game Jan. 11 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minn.
Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy is seen during practice with the team at the Family Sports Ice Arena in Centennial, CO on Oct. 6, 2013.
Patrick Roy's fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.
As the Avalanche head into their first round playoff series many fans are probably hoping to get to know their opponent a bit better.
It's been a fun year for the Colorado Avalanche and fans, so instead of traditional regular season awards, why not have some fun with them? Earlier this year a few Avalanche did a lip dub to "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.
Avs center Nathan MacKinnon, left, and head coach Patrick Roy talk during practice on Tuesday at Family Sports Center in Centennial.
John Mitchell will join fellow Avalanche center Matt Duchene as unavailable for Game 1, but Mitchell could return in the series.
Rookie coach Patrick Roy led the Avalanche from second-fewest points in the NHL last year to the third-best total this season.
One is when the Wild winger was shown on the "Kiss Cam" in Phoenix. Much to the delight of the crowd, Veilleux stood up on the bench and gave teammate incident during Gamea 4 of the 2008 playoffs in Denver.