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Tyson Barrie Earns 50th Point

Apr 3, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks left wing Emerson Etern (16) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) reach for the puck in the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

For having so much trouble scoring in the 2014-15 season, and missing the playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche had a unique situation. They were the only team in the NHL with six players who had 50+ points.

Offensive defenseman Tyson Barrie was one of those players, and the only defenseman. He finished with 53 points.

Barrie earned his 50th point during the feel-good victory against the Anaheim Ducks at the beginning of April. Barrie earned an assists on a power play goal by captain Gabriel Landeskog.

With that point, Tyson Barrie joined another exclusive club. Only three other Colorado Avalanche defensemen have earned 50+ points in a season — Sandis Ozolinsh, Ray Bourque and Rob Blake.

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