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Closing out season series with Wild

April 7, 2021, 2:20 PM ET [1 Comments]
Rick Sadowski
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The Avalanche close out their eight-game season series with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, trying to match the longest point streak in franchise history.

They’ve won five games in a row and have a point in 15 consecutive games (13-0-2). The franchise record is 16 (12-0-4) set in 2000-01 when the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup.

Here are the GAME NOTES.

They’ve gone 5-1-1 against the Wild this season.

The Avalanche will use the same lineup they did Monday in a 5-4 win against the Wild, who had won 11 consecutive home games before that defeat.

Philipp Grubauer, who has set the franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss – 13 games (12-0-1) -- will get the start, his 32nd of the season.


Martin Kaut has gotten off to an impressive start with the Colorado Eagles with 10 points (five goals, five assists) in eight games.

Kaut, who was the Avalanche’s first-round pick (No. 16) in the 2018 NHL draft, scored two goals on Tuesday in the Eagles’ 5-4 win against the Texas Stars.


The Avalanche lineup:

Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Brandon Saad -- Nazem Kadri -- Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin -- Tyson Jost -- Joonas Donskoi
J.T. Compher -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Liam O’Brien

Devon Toews -- Samuel Girard
Ryan Graves -- Cale Makar
Jacob MacDonald -- Kyle Burroughs

Philipp Grubauer
Jonas Johansson

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