To think that the second game of an 82-game season would hold this kind of importance to any team is a little surprising, but from their post-game reactions, the Avalanche obviously needed to prove something to themselves.
The Colorado Avalanche started their preseason with a 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, here are the good and bad things from the Avalanche from this preseason game
A pair of goals against the Colorado Avalanche in a 5-1 win on Tuesday night earned Slifverberg No. 1 star honors.
For the second time in three games, the Colorado Avalanche surrendered five goals in the third period, this time to the Edmonton Oilers.
Colorado's leading goal-scorer from the 2016-17 campaign is ready to contribute even more in his second season.
Anniversaries, long-term commitments and sad goodbyes are just some of the top five Colorado Avalanche stories from 2015.
Bourque is attending camp on a professional tryout contact. There are no guarantees, save for the chance to prove that he still has a place in this league.
"I don’t have to make any major moves," said Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic. "I think that’s the big thing: I like my players."
The Avs lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Predators on Wednesday night; we give you five big-time takeaways from the game.
Following a blockbuster trade, the question now is whether the NHL's second-youngest team will be able to remain competitive the rest of the season.