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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.

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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.

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The Avalanche lineup:

FORWARDS
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

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

GOALIES
Philipp Grubauer
Jonas Johansson



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