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The Avalanche capped off a two-game week with a 4-0 shutout in Dallas on Sunday. Aarif and J.J. breakdown the road victory and look back at the impressive 3-2 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier in the week. The guys argue if the Tampa Bay game was a true litmus test or if the Avs are the new standard and should be expected to win those big games. They also chat about the rise of Darcy Kuemper and his consistency for more than half the season. The show ends with a look ahead to a busy couple of weeks, starting with a rematch against the Dallas Stars at Ball Arena on Tuesday. 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

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