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.
Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog are being leaned on for offensive production. It is their teammates that are allowing their success.
Matt Duchene was named the NHL's Third Star of November, highlighting his historic month
In what has been a tough beginning of the season for both the Avalanche and goaltender Semyon Varlamov, confidence is still an important issue.
Whether its in the standings or in individual games, the Colorado Avalanche are falling behind opponents too early to hope for a comeback.
The Colorado Avalanche play their first game at home after the long seven-game trip. The Senators are in town on their second game in as many nights.
Better goaltender play and better shot production will mean more consistency for the Colorado Avalanche.
Special teams has been a major factor for the Colorado Avalanche for better and for worse.
Nathan MacKinnon wants a long-term extension, and the Avalanche should give it to him