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The Avalanche are coming off consecutive losses for the first time since November. Aarif and J.J. start the show with Jared Bednar’s comments about preparing for the playoffs and how the Calgary game was a step in that direction. They also break down parts of the match including Pavel Francouz’s relief performance, Cale Makar’s end-to-end play, Nathan MacKinnon’s goal-scoring and the Kurtis MacDermid fight. The guys then chat about the line consisting of Valeri Nichushkin, Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog and how Bednar could rely on that combination in the final stretch and the playoffs. 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 “Slight Setback” on Spreaker.