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Game 38 Preview: Avalanche @ Calgary

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The Avs (12-24-1) look to avoid their third losing streak of five or more games this season against the Flames (20-17-2).

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Even When they're close, they're so far away. The Avs dropped their fourth in a row against Vancouver Monday night. This time it was a late delay-of-game penalty by Cody Goloubef that cost them in what was otherwise a rather close game. Close as it was, the Avs still had to play catch-up all night, asking Calvin Pickard to keep them in the game, only to never take advantage and allow the Canucks the winning power play goal. These things have become the trend for the Avalanche, however, as they have now lost nine of their last ten.

The Avs will head to Calgary Wednesday night. The Flames have not played since Saturday, when they handed the second worst team in the NHL, the Arizona Coyotes their seventh straight loss. The Flames will look to continue that trend and give the worst team in the NHL their third five-game losing streak since Thanksgiving.

LINES

Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen

Grigorenko-Duchene-Bourque

Comeau-Soderberg-Iginla

McLeod-Mitchell-Martinsen

Zadorov-Barrie

Beauchemin-Tyutin

Wierchioch-Goulobef

Pickard

Smith

NOTES

Tyson Barrie scored his first goal in 19 games Monday night.

- The Avs are the only team in the NHL not to have broken the 80 goal plateau, though if you count the four goals they scored on themselves last week against the Flames, they have.

- The latest addition in potential new goal songs for the Avs is inspired by last week's game against the Flames...

GAME INFO

Game time: 8pm MT

TV: ALT