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Morning Flurries: San Jose fires head coach Peter DeBoer

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Oh, and the Avs won last night

Philadelphia Flyers v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Avs Down The Flyers

Mikko Rantanen scored twice last night to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. Matt Calvert scored to open the game, and the Avs never trailed as they received assists from six different skaters. The winning streak started again last night.

The Avs are off tonight, but will host the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Let the Taylor Hall rumors fly.

Before last night’s game, Sergeant Karissa Tanguay-Jones surprised her father as he was being interviewed. They hadn’t seen each other in more than a year, and enjoyed a long embrace as the crowd cheered and applauded.

New Sharks Coach

Amid a five game losing streak, the San Jose fired head coach Peter DeBoer. He was 198-129-34 overall as head coach for five seasons in San Jose, but the team 15-16-2 this season. The Sharks also released two assistant coaches and their goalie coach.

Assistant coach Bob Boughner has taken over as head coach. Spending the last two seasons as the head coach of the Nashville Panthers, Boughner brings an 80-62-22 record.

San Jose hosts the New York Rangers tonight and will visit Colorado in January.

Guy Lapointe is ill

Six-time Stanley Cup Winner Guy Lapointe has been diagnosed with oral cancer, the Montreal Canadiens announced. He will be undergoing treatment at the McGill University Health Centre, but this cancer is highly curable. The Hockey Hall of Fame member is in his 20th year of scouting for the Minnesota Wild.

Holiday Festivities

It’s not exactly a gingerbread house, but the 2019 edible architecture contest is on. We applaud the effort, but are waiting to see one with the Avs logo in the center.