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Morning Flurries: Matt Duchene shares his hometown with the hockey world

Matt Duchene looks rejuvenated on the ice, and it’s easy to see why when you get a look at his hometown of Haliburton

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Last night during Hockey Night in Canada’s Hometown Hockey fans from all over the NHL got an up close and personal look at Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene. The show broadcast live from Duchene’s hometown of Haliburton, Ontario - a cottage town about two and a half hours outside of Toronto. The broadcast spoke with many people from the area, including Matt’s parents Chris and Vince.

They aired this feature on Matt which talks about his life in Haliburton during the summer as well as the incredible charity work he does in the area.

While Duchene has been dominating for the Avs in the early part of the season, it’s great for fans to see where he comes from and that he embraces being a role model in his community.

As for the team, they can look forward to a little ‘rest’ with their second full day off in Nashville today. They’ll take on the Predators tomorrow night.

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Oh and that Ty Lewis guy just continues to score:

Over in Vegas, Malcolm Subban picked up his first NHL win as the Golden Knights beat the Bruins 3-1 for their fourth win in franchise history. In the same game, Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov both scored their first goals in the NHL.

I know it’s still early in the season, but the Boston Bruins look bad - very bad.

As a relocation sibling, the Carolina Hurricanes have a somewhat similar history to the Avs. Here’s a look at their history as a franchise.