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Game 50 Preview: Canadiens @ Avalanche

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After securing their first regulation win in 54 days, the Avalanche (14-33-2) seek revenge for their worst lost of the year against the Montreal Canadiens (30-16-8) and claim their first consecutive victories since November.

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The Avalanche may yet be alive. The offense exploded for five goals against Winnipeg Saturday; the most goals they've scored since opening night as the Avs cruised to their first home regulation win since November 15th. As a reward for the win, the Avs and their fans immediately get to be reminded of the worst loss in Avalanche history as the team that handed them the 10-1 beating back in December, the Montreal Canadiens comes to town. We'll see if the Avs can piece it together again and find their third set of consecutive victories on the season.

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Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen

Grigorenko-Duchene-Nieto

Comeau-Soderberg-Iginla

Colborne-Mitchell-Martinsen

Zadorov-Goloubef

Beauchemin-Barberio

Wiercioch-Gelinas

Pickard

Martin

NOTES

Matt Nieto's empty net goal Saturday was just the second empty netter for the Avs this season.

Carl Soderberg's 3rd period goal gave the Avs their first two-goal lead at home since November 15th.

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GAME INFO

Game time: 7pm MT

TV: ALT