There was a time not so long ago when the Colorado Avalanche were off to one of the hottest starts in the NHL. After getting shutout in their opener against the Red Wings, the Avs rolled off five straight wins. Since then, there hasn't been much to cheer about at the Pepsi Center.
After Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to those pesky Red Wings, the Avalanche fell to .500 for the first time since the second game of the season. Colorado will have a chance to get back to their winning ways before we reach the weekend thanks to a Thursday night home matchup with the lowly Islanders (4-6-2, 10 points).
The weekend schedule includes just one game for the Avalanche, a Saturday night visit from the Calgary Flames.
The Flames and Avalanche played on November 6, a game the Flames won 2-1 thanks to a decisive second period goal from Curtis Glencross.
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