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The Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild in an epic matchup but the story of the day is Darcy Kuemper’s injury. Aarif and J.J. break down the 4-3 shootout victory and the collision that led to Kuemper being pulled by the concussion spotter. They also chat about the team’s success and ability to win in different ways. The guys then share their thoughts on Pavel Francouz’s streak since the new year, his expertise in the shootout and what more he could offer. The show continues with a breakdown of Colorado’s depth and a look-ahead to the two-game road trip coming up in California. 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 “Kuemper Down” on Spreaker.