COLORADO AVALANCHE

Just a few weeks out from the the Stadium Series alumni game, Milan Hejduk's outdoor game looks good, but something else about him looks even better.

The Avalanche have come a long way from the team that was 7-12-1 at the 20-game mark of the season. Heading into game 50, they're back in the playoff hunt.

Although Erik Johnson is missing with injury, the Avalanche defense continues to make strides

One lucky fan will already know's she'll be watching the Avs and Red Wings at Coors Field courtesy of Coors Light, but other fans still have a chance to sign up to win Stadium Series tickets.

Yes he recorded his first career shutout on Thursday, but make no mistake, Calvin Pickard is a viable NHL starter and the Avs are glad to have him.

In preparation for the Stadium Series Alumni Game, Patrick Roy donned the pads for the second time with his Colorado Avalanche team.

Replacing Ryan O'Reilly has been no small task, but Alex Tanguay is showing he can fill the void left by The Factor for Matt Duchene, at least on the offensive end.
NHL's Third Star

After one of the best weeks an Avalanche defenseman has ever had, Tyson Barrie was named the NHL's Third Star of the week

Colorado needs some help Saturday night, but the Avs playoff hopes are alive and well after a 5-3 win over the Predators on Friday.
Patrick Roy

Avs fans have a lot to cheer about as long time goalie legend, Patrick Roy, suits up to practice before Alumni Game against Red Wings