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Game 25 Preview: Avs @ Devils

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Coming off a loss to the Islanders Monday night, the Avalanche (9-14-1) head up the turnpike to face-off against the Devils (12-9-2).

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The Avs closed out the month of November with a 5-3 loss to the Islanders on Monday night. The final game of the month looked a lot like the rest of the month for the Avalanche and a lot like the season so far for the team. There were plenty of bright spurts of dominating play, but often times they were followed by sections of flat out terrible hockey in which players failed to connect on passes, missed defensive assignments, or gave the puck away. As the calendar turns toward December, the Avalanche will need to correct these mistakes, or else they will continue to see the results not go their way.

The calendar turns quickly for the Avalanche, as they make their way to Jersey to finish off a back-to-back with the Devils. Expected to finish near the bottom of the Eastern conference standings, the Devils have been a bit of a surprise, as they sit on the doorstep of a playoff spot in the fifth spot of the Metropolitan division. The mix matched team is led in points by Mike Cammalleri and in net by Corey Schneider. Coming off an overtime win against the Canadiens Saturday night, the Devils will look to take advantage of a tired Avalanche squad and continue their winning ways.

LINES

Landeskog-MacKinnon-Duchene

Martinsen-Grigorenko-Iginla

McLeod-Soderberg-Comeau

Agozzino-Wagner-Skille

Beauchemin-Johnson

Holden-Barrie

Gormley-Redmond

Berra

Varlamov

NOTES

- With the loss Monday, the Avs closed out the month of November with a 6-8-0 record having played nine of those games on the road.

Blake Comeau has three goals in his last four games.

Nathan MacKinnon and Cody McLeod continue to be the only active forwards on the Avalanche roster with a positive plus/minus.

GAME INFO

Game time: 5pm MT

TV: ALT