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Morning Flurries: Colorado Avalanche taking baby steps, but lose anyway

A disappointing loss at the hands of the Blues leave the Avs finally hungry for more than just good play

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The good news is that the Colorado Avalanche are finally starting to put the pieces together.

After a devastatingly poor season with Jared Bednar at the helm this past year, the little things are starting to click. The power play looked better, the Avalanche are doing the goaltending thing correctly, and they managed to both play with energy and outshoot their opponents on Thursday night.

The only problem? They lost anyway. Things are looking up, but there’s still a ton of work to be done.

Check out Mile High Hockey’s game recap here.

Speaking of putting the pieces together - can anyone play hockey quite like Connor McDavid?

Check out this goal he scored on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg last night:

If that doesn’t give your defensemen nightmares, I don’t know what will.

The Blues had a few hilarious moments during the game Thursday, like this:

Oh, and this:

Speaking of poor teams, by the way, the Montreal Canadiens really can’t seem to put it all together. [Habs Eye On The Prize]

Finally, the Boston Bruins never seem to win against Colorado - and although they ‘won’ on Thursday night, they certainly lost quite a few pieces in the process. Should they be worried about that... and should Erik Gudbranson be suspended for his role in one of their injuries? [Daily Hive]