Colorado Avalanche: 5 Lessons from the Road Trip

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Nov 10, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) takes a shot against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Gabriel Landeskog is a Streaky Scorer

By now we all know Matt Duchene is a streaky goal scorer. Well, turns out our captain, left wing Gabriel Landeskog, is streaky, too.

Last season he had 41 attempts in 14 games — all of December, as it turns out — before a goal finally went in against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This season — this November — he’s had 33 shot attempts in 11 games, and no goal. He got an assist in every game save one on the road trip (well, plus the two he was suspended, of course), and he’s been a shooting fiend (three against the Winnipeg Jets, four against the Philadelphia Flyers and a beastly six against the Pittsburgh Penguins.) Landeskog just can’t find the back of the net.

As he observed last season, though, goals tend to come in bunches for him. After his drought ended last season, he went on a tear about as hot as Duchene’s streak is now.

That’s just the way the puck bounces, apparently.

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