The Colorado Avalanche had a nice win before the holidays, but have struggled since coming back. Here’s the team’s social media highlights.
As the Colorado Avalanche got ready for their last game before the Christmas break Gabriel Landeskog was celebrating a milestone game and Matt Calvert was celebrating an early birthday (he’s a Christmas Eve baby). Gabe is wearing a particularly fine three-piece ahead of this festive game.
It was fun to compare Gabe’s first game to his 600th.
In the grand tradition the last game before the holidays was reported on using a lot of festive puns and quotes from the movie Elf. I could list every tweet from the game as they were all really fun, but here are a selection of my favorites.
Christmas is a time for wholesome content and you don’t get much more wholesome than the captain hand making a gift for his baby daughter’s first Christmas.
And, back to the touching stories, Colin Wilson and Sam Girard served dinner at a rescue mission in Denver. Wilson is out with a long-term injury but despite this he’s still the team’s Hockey is for Everyone ambassador again this season and it’s nice to see him getting involved in the community like this.
And, of course, it’s not Christmas without some singing of Christmas songs.
After a loss at home to the Minnesota Wild the team took to the road to face the Dallas Stars. Ryan Graves was clearly trying to point something out but we may never know what it was.
This is a really fantastic shot of Philipp Grubauer getting ready for the game.
After a lapse in the enforcement of the push-up rule when Andre Burakovsky fell over during warmups a few games back it looks like things are back to normal, as they should be.
Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky have developed their own little warmup routine. I don’t fully understand it but these things are usually personal to the players. It’s fun to watch in any case.
The Colorado Avalanche will end 2019 with a New Year’s Eve game against the Winnipeg Jets at home in Denver.