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As the Avalanche went into the All-Star break with a two-game losing streak that does nothing to diminish the magnitude of its recovery season (DON'T PANIC!), Nathan MacKinnon headed off to Tampa as Colorado's only representative on the Central Division roster at the All-Star Game. If it could only be one, that choice was obvious, wasn't it? It wasn't a year ago.
Banished since the amazing 112-point season under Patrick Roy in 2013-14 -- an accomplishment diminished by the first-round playoff collapse against the Wild -- the excitement, the energy and the rush to get back aboard the Avalanche bandwagon all have returned in Colorado.
As the NHL staged its All-Star weekend, with Nathan MacKinnon as the Avalanche representative on the Central Division roster, one of the side stories was where the league's elite players are not headed in the upcoming weeks. They're not headed for South Korea.
A tired Avs team could not rally to beat Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens, ending Colorado's stunning 10-game win streak.
Colorado is yet to lose in 2018. The team's 10-game winning streak is the second-longest in club history.
The Colorado Avalanche drop second straight ahead of All-Star weekend.
The Avs have the NHL's No. 2 scorer in Nathan MacKinnon, who's as hot as any player in the league right now, but defense will be the key to surviving the next month on the road.
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has just accomplished something no Avs player has managed to do since Joe Sakic.