Colorado Avalanche: Jarome Iginla Scores No. 600

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The Colorado Avalanche played in a much needed bounce back game last night, and Jarome Iginla notched No. 600 to the belt.

600, 600, 600, 600, 600, 600!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! I can almost guarantee that if you asked Jarome Iginla if he thought his 600th tally would come like that, he would respond with a resounding no. Here’s how it happened:

Cool, that’s out of the way let’s move on…

600!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO IGGY GO!!!!!!

Alright, now I’m done.

Tyson Barrie also had a great night, and he must have read my last article, when I gave him a bad nod for his play against the Flames.

Yeah, he dropped a career high 4 points, and was real close to recording the first hat-trick from a defensemen in an Avalanche uniform since Sandis Ozolinsh did it in 1999.

But, Matt Duchene tipped his shot in, and there’s no telling if it would have gone in without the tip.

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Anyway, let’s get you loyal fans a game recap, and I’ll try and make it interesting because only dedicated Avs fans read articles, and dedicated Avs fans watch the games…

First Period

Boring…Ok, not really. But, it was scoreless. Moving on…

Second Period

This period turned out to be an anomaly amongst the rest of Colorado Avalanche second periods this season, and the Avalanche actually put together 20 minutes worth watching.

Tyson Barrie opened the scoring with a rocket from the point on the power-play, top shelf, and stick side. It was a beaut of shot through traffic, and it didn’t stop there for Mr. I-throw-Barrie-bombs to the net. Anyway, it’s worth watching:

A lull… Then Tyler Toffol–i scored a goal on a power-play gifted by Semyon Varlamov’s ever persistent lack of handling the biscuit with gentle grip.

That’s ok though because Andreas Martinsen lead a rush shortly after and made a great drop pass to Mr. Barrie who threw another scorcher stick side that Jonas Enroth was only capable of nicking part of.

That’s how it ended in the second stanza.

Third Period

Another eventful period for the Colorado Avalanche, and especially on the power-play. They started the third period on a carry over power-play, and were given one more in the period, and capitalized on both.

Matt Duchene scored on a tip shot in front of the net from Tyson Barrie, and later, Iggy scratched No. 600 to the wall, another marking to commemorate his enchanting career.

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That’s how that happened. Varly held the onslaught back like any good goaltender should, and hopefully he’s back to form after going 0-2-2 in the last 4 games with a dismal save percentage and GAA.

That’s enough of the recap.

In Finality

This was a big game for the Colorado Avalanche because they beat a team on the streak. The Kings had won the last five in a row, and had outscored their opponents 20-7 in that span. They got the short straw last night, and they’ll be going home unsatisfied.

The Colorado Avalanche seem determined to stay above .500 after getting brutalized in their last game. They broke 40 points last night, and are also within 4 points of a playoff spot again, yet the Predators have a game in hand and play tomorrow.

I like these recaps, and they’re sort of a necessary facet of any respectable sports writing establishment, but there’s got to be something that makes them more interesting.

Fortunately, there are some people that read this site, some that are willing to offer feedback, so what can make it more interesting for you my dedicated Colorado Avalanche fans?

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I never comment on the next post in the lineup, but I would love to see Jonathan Drouin in an Avalanche uniform, and the writers at MHS are not the only ones, check it out!

Tomorrow, Jarome Iginla gets his midseason grade, as many others have recently, and he’ll be in for a good mark because he deserves the accolades after scoring his 600th.

Tune in for something different than just the recap, and hear what Iggy can do to increase the scoring depth for the Colorado Avalanche.

What do you think my lovely Colorado Avalanche fans? Would you like to see Drouin in an Avs uniform? If so, what would you give up for him? Would you give up Tyson Barrie after his game last night? Speaking of, will Tyson Barrie start to light it up after last night’s game? Let us know in the comments!