Avalanche look to move on after point-streak ends
After their 15-game point-streak came to an end with an 8-3 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, Colorado Avalanche Captain Gabriel Landeskog said the team need to learn from the defeat and move on.
Colorado had not lost in regulation time since 8th March when they were beaten 3-2 by the Arizona Coyotes. During the streak, they went 13-0-2, which is the longest by a team in the NHL this season and once short of the longest in franchise history.
The Avalanche beat the Wild on Monday, but on Wednesday were burned by the Wild's powerplay which scored four from five opportunities. Kevin Fielsa scored a hat-trick and rookie points (34), goals (16) and assists (18) leader Kirill Kaprizov had two goals.
Colorado netminder Philip Grubauer was pulled 7.18 into the third period after allowing seven goals on 18 shots. Prior to Wednesday, the 29-year-old had set a franchise record with a personal 13-game point-streak (12-0-1).
Landeskog, a first-round, second overall pick of the Avalanche in 2011 is in his eleventh season with the team, his tenth as Captain.
In 37 games this season, the Swede has scored 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) helping the Avalanche to the top of the West Division with a 26-9-4 record.
Landeskog said to the media post-game: "It doesn't matter how many games you win in a row or where you're at in the standings, it's still a loss.
"But good teams learn from that and good teams move on from these types of games and these losses, and that's what we're going to do."
Colorado are 5.00 to win the Stanley Cup.
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