This Week In Avalanche Hockey - Nov. 26
See What You May Have Missed and Get Prepped for the Week Ahead
The Colorado Avalanche will celebrate Thanksgiving with three games in four days, hosting St. Louis on Wednesday, traveling to Phoenix on Friday and then hosting Tampa Bay on Saturday night. The club will then open a three-game road trip on Monday night in Minnesota. Colorado is in the middle of a stretch that finds them playing nine of 12 on the road. UPCOMING GAMES
Don’t miss your chance to see Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday and Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier and No. 1 overall pick Steven Stamkos on Saturday.
The Colorado Avalanche will celebrate Thanksgiving with three games in four days, hosting St. Louis on Wednesday, traveling to Phoenix on Friday and then hosting Tampa Bay on Saturday night. The club will then open a three-game road trip on Monday night in Minnesota. Colorado is in the middle of a stretch that finds them playing nine of 12 on the road.
|Wed, Nov. 26||ST. LOUIS||7:00 p.m.||Altitude 2 / 101.5 FM|
|Fri, Nov. 28||at Phoenix||2:00 p.m.||Altitude / AM 1510|
|Sat, Nov. 29||TAMPA BAY||7:00 p.m.||Altitude / 101.5 FM|
|Mon, Dec. 1||at Minnesota||6:00 p.m.||Versus / AM 1510|
Brothers Paul and Yan Stastny have yet to face each other in an NHL game, something they are looking to do Wednesday night when the Blues visit the Avalanche. Their father, Peter Stastny, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Paul and Peter have combined for 1,405 points, the fourth most of any father-son combo in NHL history. Yan and Peter rank fifth on that list.
TOT FATHER PTS SON PTS
2592 Howe, Gordie 1850 Howe, Mark 742
2561 Hull, Bobby 1170 Hull, Brett 1391
1881 Howe, Gordie 1850 Howe, Marty 31
1405 Stastny, Peter 1239 Stastny, Paul 166
1248 Stastny, Peter 1239 Stastny, Yan 9
1038 Apps, Syl Sr. 432 Apps, Syl Jr. 606
Goaltender Trevor Cann has continued his hot start with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Cann, who was acquired from Peterborough two weeks ago, is 7-0 with a 1.84 goals-against average in seven games since joining the Knights via trade. Read more about Cann, as well as the other Avalanche prospects who competed in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in this week’s Farm Report.
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Check out ColoradoAvalanche.com’s feature on University of Minnesota captain Ryan Stoa coming this Thursday.
“On this Thanksgiving, University of Minnesota forward Ryan Stoa is thankful to be back on the ice with the Gophers and happy that he and the rest of the squad are playing well. Stoa has made a grand return after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year”
AVS STILL RIDING HIGH IN SHOOTOUTS
The Avalanche is a league-best 4-0 in shootouts this season. Through games of Nov. 25, only two other clubs had won at least four tie-breakers, the New York Rangers (4-1) and Montreal Canadiens (4-4). The Avs have won eight consecutive shootouts dating back to last year, tied for the third longest streak in shootout history. Individually, Peter Budaj leads all NHL goaltenders with a 4-0 record in shootouts this year.
AVALANCHE HOLIDAY GIFT PACK
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Follow the XM NHL® All-Star Fan Balloting presented by 2K Sports that will select the starting lineups for the 2009 All-Star Game in Montreal. Real-time results are available exclusively at http://fanballoting.nhl.com/results
Through Jan. 2, NHL fans can vote as often as they like in the XM NHL® All-Star Fan Balloting presented by 2K Sports to select the starting lineups for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal. Vote for Milan Hejduk, Paul Stastny and Joe Sakic now.
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