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The Avalanche are in Detroit tonight to take on the Red Wings. Obviously, it's been kind of an up and down season so far for the Avalanche and I don't have a freaking clue which persona I should adopt for today's recap. So, I went with both.

Sonny Sunshine: The Avalanche have scored 30 goals on the road, tops in the league

Negative Nancy: Maybe we should arrange to have the Pepsi Center demolished while the Avs are gone? They have an underwhelming 7 goals at home...dead last.

Sonny Sunshine: Overall, though, things have been good. The Avs have outshot their opponents 452 to 423 so far this year.

Negative Nancy: The Avs are 2-5-1 when outshooting the opposition

Sonny Sunshine: The Avalanche have the league's most potent power play, converting on 26.7% of their chances

Negative Nancy: And the Avs' Penalty Kill is sputtering along at 75.6% efficiency. That a half point worse than last year, when they were dead last in the league.

Sonny Sunshine: Right Winger David Jones leads the team with a blistering 19.2% shooting percentage.

Negative Nancy: Jones is averaging less than 2 shots per game.

Sonny Sunshine: Matt Duchene leads the team in scoring with 11 points.

Negative Nancy: He'll never move off the wing now.

Sonny Sunshine: Semyon Varlamov has a higher save percentage than Craig Anderson.

Negative Nancy: And a lower save percentage than Jose Theodore

Sonny Sunshine: The Avs have not lost a game in regulation when leading after the 1st or 2nd period (3-0-1, 4-0-0).

Negative Nancy: The Avs have not won a game when losing after the 1st or second period (0-2-0, 0-5-0)

Sonny Sunshine: The Red Wings are sponsored by AMWAY. LOLOLOLOL

Negative Nancy: Maybe if the Avalanche had a sponsor, they could spend some money on players? You know, like that whole "free agency" thing that all the other teams take part in?

Sonny Sunshine: Todd Bertuzzi is a choad

Negative Nancy: Can't disagree with you there.