Nathan MacKinnon had a shorthanded goal and an assist, but it was not enough to overcome an early 3-0 deficit in Dallas on Thursday.
Eight different Avalanche players tallied points in the win, but the night belonged to Matt Duchene and goaltender Calvin Pickard.
The Avalanche pulled off a haul. To call it a steal requires faith in the Avalanche's ability to judge the potential of prospects, including those of other teams, and to make the most of draft choices. The organization's recent track record there is mixed. So I won't go there. Not yet.
The Colorado Avalanche had their eyes fixed on the future over the weekend, as they added to prospect pool at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft
On November 2, my commentary on a certain Avalanche 22-year-old center was headlined: "Why can't Nathan MacKinnon do that every night?" It included those quote...
Radulov recently rejected a contract extension offer with his eyes set on attempting a return to the NHL. That return very well may come in burgundy and blue.
Semyon Varlamov was spectacular again and Jarome Iginla collected two goals as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2
He may not be getting the starts he wants, but Calvin Pickard's drive to improve has never been better
Here are five observations from the Avs thrilling comeback victory against Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators.
Former voice of the Avs Norm Jones says maintaining home-ice advantage is crucial if Colorado is going to stay competitive.