Listen to “Holding a Lead” on Spreaker.

The Avalanche blew a three-goal lead against the New Jersey Devils. Aarif and J.J. kick off the show by discussing the team’s suddenly bad habit of being unable to hold a lead. They also chat about the ending to the game against the Islanders on Monday, where Colorado held on to win 5-4 despite having a 5-1 lead in the third period. They then have a long chat about Darcy Kuemper and trust in the goaltending. The guys discuss Nathan MacKinnon’s scoring, goals from the bottom two lines and the upcoming measuring stick games against both the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Produced by Patrick Stedman

Follow the guys on Twitter @JJoftheyear and @runwriteAarif

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 “Holding a Lead” on Spreaker.