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Morning Flurries: Finnish Avs led the way in Game 1 win

Seemed like there were a lot of posts hit last night.

Calgary Flames v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

The Avalanche

We won last night!

After a dominant first period, the Avs held on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Mikko Rantanen led the way with two goals, but this was a complete team effort. It’s only one game but this Avalanche team looks far more balanced than the one we saw last season. Three dangerous offensive lines and a complete lineup that can play at a high pace. [Mile High Hockey]

I approve of this sign.

Welcome to the NHL, Conor!

Fine, Cale too. It was actually his first-ever regular season game, so:

And it looks like Nazem Kadri was a bit homesick, but we don’t expect that to last long:

The Prospects

The Colorado Eagles are back in action today!

If you can get to the game, you should:

Scott has been at Eagles practices and been doing some great coverage for us:

The League

The Chicago Blackhawks decided to sign Alex DeBrincat early and avoid a potential RFA stalemate:

The Boston Pride have a new team president!

So it turns out that Josh Ho-Sang has requested a trade. That’s not shocking. What is shocking, though, is that Lou Lamoriello told reporters about it.

Things get worse for the Edmonton Oilers:

Some sad news broke at Sports Illustrated today:

But to end things on a lighter note, Lias Andersson pulled a Gritty:

Enjoy last night’s win, Avs fans!