Winning the third period has done much more than resurrect Colorado's confidence, it has the Avalanche on the verge of a playoff spot.

It's no secret that the Avs are better when Matt Duchene is scoring, but he's been especially good of late propelling the recent Avalanche success.

Coming off a three-game road sweep of division opponents, making Pepsi Center feel like a road game just might be the best thing for the Avalanche.

For the Avalanche, there is no place like the road. They will need to play with the same level of comfort at home in order to climb the standings.

The upcoming three game road trip will be important for Semyon Varlamov to regain the trust of his coach and team.
Reto Berra goes beast mode

The Avalanche may have suffered a brutally painful comeback defeat to the Penguins last night, but at least we got to see Reto Berra go beast mode on Sergei Plotnikov

The addition of two physical forwards, Chris Wagner and Andreas Martinsen, is yielding positive results across up and down the ice for Colorado.

With a healthy lineup, the Colorado Avalanche have a lot of players capable of playing center, helping the Avs in several areas during recent wins.

Semyon Varlamov and Matt Duchene led an Avs win in New York, but there were at least two reasons for concern in the big victory.
Colorado Avalanche need to close

Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog are being leaned on for offensive production. It is their teammates that are allowing their success.