Colorado Avalanche Post to Post: Best Postseason Week 1 Social Media

KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/09/07: Facebook, twitter and google logos are seen trough a magnifying glass on an android mobile phone. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The Colorado Avalanche are currently tied in their first round playoff series against the Calgary Flames. We look back at some of the best social media posts of the past week.

As the Colorado Avalanche prepared for their first postseason game, the city of Denver got decorating to mark the occasion.

Then it was time to get Pepsi Center ready to host the flames.

J.T. Compher celebrated his birthday this week, but it looks like Tyson Jost was more excited by the cake than he was.

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Although the draft lottery didn’t entirely go in favor of the Avalanche, it wasn’t all bad news either. The Avs still came away with the 4th pick, which also happens to be where they acquired Cale Makar in the 2017 draft.

Of course with the postseason comes the infamous playoff beards. For those who are new here, once a team makes the postseason the players stop shaving for superstition/tradition reasons. So, if you’re wondering why your favorite player looks like Tom Hanks towards the end of Cast Away, that’s the reason. Ian Cole apparently got an early start with his beard and the Avalanche tracked its progress through the season.

Fans were happy to see Mikko Rantanen back in the lineup after missing eight games due to injury. As one of the top scorers Rantanen’s presence was a welcome sight as the team got ready for their first postseason game.

Generally during practices the defensemen wear black jerseys while the forwards wear burgundy, blue or white. For some reason the defensemen were wearing the same colors as everyone else ahead of the first game in Calgary, but it looked good.

Gabriel Landeskogβ€˜s playoff beard didn’t waste any time springing into existence.

As the team headed for their flight to Calgary we were treated to our first in the series of playoff suit photos.

While the team got ready for their first playoff game, the media team took some time to look back at some of the highlights of the regular season.

I’m not sure if this was deliberate reference to Game of Thrones or not but it works.

With Kyle Keefe and Marc Moser known for their fear of heights, the media team decided to have some fun with them ahead of the first game.

The team was clearly in high spirits during their first practice in Calgary.

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Just before the game started the media team put out a little message to all the fans, and this is what I think sets the Avalanche media team out from the rest. Of course all teams appreciate their fans, but this feels so genuine and heartfelt. Based on my own experiences becoming an Avs fan relatively recently this message just backs up their actions.

After a shutout loss in the first game the team was back on the ice to practice ahead of game two, and employed some interesting methods.

While some members of the team are already sporting full beards, others are taking a little longer to get there.

After much campaigning Cale Makar won the Hobey Baker award, which is given to the topΒ National Collegiate Athletic AssociationΒ men’sΒ ice hockeyΒ player.

After a nail biting equalizing goal from J.T. Compher towards the end of the third period, Nathan Mackinnon scored a beauty of an overtime goal to win the game.

Again we got to see some of the media team personality, which is what makes the live tweeting of the games so much fun and more relatable.

Unsurprisingly there were a lot of smiling faces after the game.

And, after much speculation on whether Cale Makar would join the Avalanche in their postseason push or whether he would wait until next season to join the team, he has now signed an entry level contract.

Makar will be joining the Avalanche in Denver immediately to join them for their next game against Calgary.

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The Avalanche are now headed back to Denver to play their next two games at home. We’ll be back next week to bring you more social media highlights.