As the Colorado Avalanche have settled into their life in the NHL’s Return to Play bubble in Edmonton over the last few weeks, their attention has now turned to taking care of business in their round one series against the Arizona Coyotes. After a loss Saturday afternoon, the Avs now lead the best of seven series 2-1. They have been the better team throughout the series and if not for some incredible play by Darcy Kuemper, the team could have been on the verge of a sweep.
Still, there has been time to get a little peek at a little behind the scenes action and downtime for the team.
Tyson Jost provided a tour of the team lounge and meal area setup at their hotel in Edmonton.
The night before Game 2 the Avalanche were allowed to leave the confines of the bubble and get a little outdoor recreation which included a game of spike ball.
This day is SO PERFECT.— x-Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) August 14, 2020
(Except for Naz here, who just lost a point.)#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/B39xROfG6I
Of course there’s always a way to work golf in even if it has to be indoors for now.
Got a little golf in with Gabe!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/EAUgmGoip7— x-Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) August 15, 2020
After Game 1 Ian Cole presented his second diary to The Athletic detailing adjusting to a new routine and daily life which has seen the Avalanche play all afternoon games thus far.
#Avs defenseman Ian Cole comes through with the second entry of his player diary.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) August 13, 2020
Cole explains what comes with back-to-back games, the need to push for more and a former high school classmate/teammate turned current foe in Phil Kessel. https://t.co/tHiE717gAM
Finally, a little inside look at the celebration after Game 1 and game puck presentation to Nazem Kadri.
15 to go. #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/qEhElnNQ3T— x-Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) August 13, 2020