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Old habits have Colorado Avalanche back in playoff race posted on 01/22/2015

The Colorado Avalanche enter Washington to face the Capitals on Monday night just four points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, which is pretty remarkable given it’s the Western Conference and the Avalanche were written off as early as November. 

Truth be told, they never were that far off the pace: Five points away from the wild card on Dec. 1, for example. But they just seemed that far off the pace, because the punditry was right and the Avs’ style of hockey that proved successful last year proved unsustainable this season.

And yet here we are, with the Avalanche nearing a postseason slot, because they’re playing that same style and getting bailed out by the same guy. 

Semyon Varlamov is 4-1 in January with a 1.97 GAA and a .947 save percentage, good enough for second in the recent NHL player of the week pronouncement. Since returning from injury on Dec. 23, he’s faced 240 shots in eight games, and he’s yielded 16 goals, pitching two shutouts.

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Can the Avs Rise to the Bar they Set for Themselves last Season? posted on 10/16/2014

The Colorado Avalanche surprised both critics and fans alike with its exceptional save percentage. They also had the second highest save percentage in the league with a 10.12.

Unexpected Results

The performance was however not good enough for some fans, who are waiting to see how they will perform in the new season. The Avalanche have a good performance after the return of Patrick Roy who carried the team to triumph.

The Avs have a weak defence which they need to work on. Even though their defence is more strategic and does not rely on attacking the puck carrier they still have room for improvement. Their defence recovered from a .093 percentage performance to their exceptional performance last season. If they slip back to this performance, then their chances of being in the playoffs will not be so good.

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