Colorado Avalanche: 5 Lessons from the Road Trip

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Nov 14, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Colorado Avalanche center John Mitchell (7) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski (35) with teammates during the third period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche are the Equal of Any Team

When the Colorado Avalanche play their game, and play it for the full 60 minutes, they are the equal of any team in the NHL. They have the skill, the talent and the work ethic.

They beat the red-hot Montreal Canadiens, one of the toughest teams to beat, especially at home. Yes, Montreal was without their starting goalie, Carey Price. But the Avalanche were without their starting goalie, Semyon Varlamov.

Colorado also beat the Boston Bruins in a tight, one-goal game. In fact, they had to come from behind to do it! The Avalanche also came from behind to beat the Winnipeg Jets — a division rival. The Colorado Avalanche can come in and beat a team.

That’s what we’re going to have to see more of. Making the playoffs may be a pipe dream already. However, a streak begins with one win. A well-timed hot streak can lead to a Wild Card playoff spot.

It could happen. That’s why we keep watching, right?

What did you take away from the seven-game roadie?