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The Avalanche recorded their 40th win of the season in just 54 games. Aarif and J.J. break down how it all happened against the New York Islanders at Ball Arena. They also chat about Jack Johnson’s 1000th ceremony and the team’s appreciation for him. The guys then talk Nathan MacKinnon’s recent run, Darcy Kuemper’s play and specifics from Tuesday’s victory, including the overturned New York goal. Aarif closes out the show with a story about Jared Bednar’s character. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Produced by Patrick Stedman

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Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

Follow him on Twitter @runwriteAarif

Listen to “40 Wins” on Spreaker.