Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Statement Victory in Calgary

Mar 29, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin (13) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

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The Avalanche defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday. On this special edition episode, Aarif is riding solo to chat about the statement victory. He touches on Valeri Nichushkin’s ability to step into Gabriel Landeskog’s role in front of the net as well as the Avs’ new-look top six following the injury to Nathan MacKinnon. He also chats about MacKinnon’s status and if his injury might not be as severe as initially expected. Aarif also takes a deep dive into Darcy Kuemper’s play. Not only his exceptional 44-save performance in Calgary but his season as a whole — especially since December. The show ends with an update on Bowen Byram. All that and more on this quick-hit 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 “Statement Victory in Calgary” on Spreaker.