Colorado Avalanche: Top 10 Moments of 2015

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#3: Matt Duchene’s Plays Historic November

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Nov 23, 2015; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Colorado wins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

Remember how I talked about Matt Duchene’s answering the trade rumors?

In October, Duchene collected just two points (1 goal, 1 assist). In November, he earned 11 goals and 9 assists. That scoring included six multi-point games — including three multi-goal games. He also registered three-point games three times — November 10 vs the Philadelphia Flyers, November 14 vs the Montreal Canadiens and November 28 vs the Winnipeg Jets.

Those statistics made him the third star of November for the entire NHL.

Those 11 goals beat Claude Lemieux, the previous holder of the goal-scoring title for November for Colorado. It was the first time since 2003 that an Avalanche player had scored 11 goals in a single month.

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