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Morning Flurries: No Longer Undefeated

Avs first loss of the season was an OT heartbreaker

NHL: OCT 16 Avalanche at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

No Longer Undefeated

The Colorado Avalanche were the last remaining undefeated team in the NHL a full two weeks into the season, but that ended Wednesday night on national television.

Due to the Altitude TV blackouts, many Colorado area fans haven’t been able to watch their team play yet this season. The first time they did, though, wasn’t the best outcome. The Avs fell in overtime, as Brandon Tanev of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the game winner to send Colorado home with a 3-2 loss and just one of a possible two points. Philipp Grubauer had 30 saves, but wasn’t able to secure the victory. The Avs are off tonight before they take on the Florida Panthers on Friday evening.

A Cale Smoothie

If this whole hockey thing doesn’t work out, Cale Makar has a promising future as a food blogger. He shares the step-by-step recipe for a kale, mango, and banana smoothie which also feature apple juice. The only questionable part of his recipe is that he uses several ice cubes, and some water. It looks a bit watery, but who are we to tell Cale he’s making a kale smoothie wrong?

Bowen Byram on Team WHL

The Vancouver Giants announced yesterday morning that Bowen Byram will be making his second appearance in the CIBC Canada-Russia series. He will play in two games against Ream Russia on Nov. 13 and 14. The series, which starts on Nov. 4, runs for just under two weeks. Team WHL plays the two final games, one as the home team and one as the visitors, to close out this year’s event.

P.K. Subban = The Next YouTube Star?

Makar isn’t the only NHLer with a promising second career on the internet. Subban now has a vlog channel on YouTube, where he is documenting his life as a New Jersey Devil. His first video, “NHL All Star Shares His First Day As A New Jersey Devil”, is 10 minutes long and features appearances from Lindsey Vonn and their dogs, as well as some clips from an on-ice practice.

He only has the one video so far, but it has almost 5,000 views — and 6,000 people have already subscribed to the channel.

Stanley Goes Back to D.C.

The St. Louis Blues stopped in D.C. for their Stanley Cup victory tour. In addition to watching the St. Louis Cardinals lose to the Washington Nationals, the Blues had a Rose Garden Reception at the White House. The entire roster went, including Laila Anderson, and had their picture taken with Stanley and President Trump in The Oval Office.

The team went home to prepare to face the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, but Stanley stayed in the nation’s capital and hung out on the Hill. The Missouri congressional delegation hosted the Cup in their offices and on the House floor.