Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Moments from 2019 Round 1

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 19: Calgary Flames Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and the teammates shake hands with Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Nikita Zadorov (16) and his team after the end of their season following the loss of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Calgary Flames hosted the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - APRIL 19: Calgary Flames Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and the teammates shake hands with Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Nikita Zadorov (16) and his team after the end of their season following the loss of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Calgary Flames hosted the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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CALGARY, AB – APRIL 19: Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) greets teammate defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16), center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth (12) after defeating the Calgary Flames 5-1 to take the series 4-1 in the at the Scotiabank Saddledome for game five playoffs April 19, 2019. (Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) /

The Colorado Avalanche had an exciting, five-game series against the Calgary Flames, which they won. Here are the top five moments.

The Colorado Avalanche advanced past the first round of the playoffs when they beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Friday night. They won the series 4-1 with Calgary’s lone victory coming in the first game.

Colorado was the first team to advance in the Western Conference. Since then, the St. Louis Blues prevailed over the Winnipeg Jets, which I’m not overly happy about. I’m not Jets fan, but I have less love for the Blues.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Conference, the eighth-seed Columbus Blue Jackets upset the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning. With Colorado eliminating Calgary, the Western Conference champions, we saw history made. It was the first time ever that the eighth-seed team eliminated the first seed in both the East and West.

The series was a relatively short one. Nonetheless, we saw some great moments. The Colorado Avalanche made the plays that created memories we can always cherish.

So, let’s look at some of the best moments from the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far.