The Main Stream: Colorado Avalanche Power Rankings Roundup

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 14: Jamie McGinn #11 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his goal with two seconds left in regulation to tie the Buffalo Sabres 4-4 at the First Niagara Center. The Avalanche defeated the Sabres 5-4 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

What's the word concerning the Colorado Avalanche around the web? Our weekly collection (with a scoop of The Denver Post's Adrian Dater) will fill you in and then some.

Outlet Rank Last Week What They're Saying
16 18 Every time I watch Gabriel Landeskog play he looks more impressive than the last time I watched him.
14 16 The Avs continue to make a case for a postseason berth with a 6-1-1 stretch, highlighted by sterling play by netminder Semyon Varlamov. The Avs play four of their next six on the road and teams behind them in the standings have games in hand, so nothing is assured yet.
15 15 The Avs are locked in a couple of races -- one for one of the final playoff spots and the other for Gabriel Landeskog's Calder Trophy push. Of their next six games, four are against their current playoff competitors; the other two are against the Canucks.
13 17 Win over Rangers Saturday was a statement game for Avs; they'll need to make a few more (especially against the Flames, who they play twice in race for a playoff berth) to make the post-season.
10 14 The Avalanche are 6-1-1 in their past eight. In his last 11 starts dating to Feb. 22, Semyon Varlamov is 9-2-0 with a 1.35 goals-against average and .956 save percentage.
12 13
GM Greg Sherman, whose moves were much-maligned for the past year or so, isn't taking much flak now. His deadline additions of Jamie McGinn (seven goals since coming from San Jose) and Steve Downie have looked like steals, and goalie Semyon Varlamov is one of the hottest players in the NHL. The Avs still face the problem of other bubble teams having games in hand, but they're making a strong push.
16 16 One regulation loss in the last eight games has put the Avalanche into a playoff spot, tenuously, as they've received superb goaltending (.938 SV% in March) and an unexpected offensive surge from newcomer Jamie McGinn (7 G, 3 A in 10 GP in March).

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Oh, and Happy Birthday EJ!

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