Colorado Avalanche: 5 Lessons from the Road Trip

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Nov 19, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) scores a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) in front of defenseman Ian Cole (28) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene Can Score

Ok, that’s not exactly a newsflash. We all knew center Matt Duchene is as pretty a goal-scorer as they come.

However, going into this road trip, we’d forgotten a little about what Duchene goals looked like. Going into it he had just four goals in 14 games.

Duchene earned seven goals during the seven-game roadie. With his six assists, that’s a more than respectable 13 points in seven games. That’s good enough to be a hot streak.

What we also learned about Matt Duchene is he can score ugly goals. He hangs near the net — or even crashes it — and we might just get to see a Matt Duchene goal. Here’s an example from the Pittsburgh Penguins game:

It’s not exactly a Dutchy breakaway, but we’ll take it.

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