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Morning Flurries: Colorado Avalanche are marching forward

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A day of rest before preparations for the second round robin game

St Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

Continuing on with the Round Robin, the Colorado Avalanche are set to meet the Dallas Stars tomorrow afternoon and hope to build on the thrilling last fraction of a second victory in their first game defeating the St. Louis Blues 2-1.

It was a day off the ice for the Avalanche yesterday, therefore any bumps and bruises — or worse — as a result of the game are not known at this time. Head coach Jared Bednar discussed there may be lineup changes — such as Pavel Francouz getting the next start or surprise scratch Matt Nieto drawing in for Tyson Jost — but declined to confirm any specifics.

Gabe Landeskog provides a slice of life in the bubble when he let the world in on the secret of Andre Burakovsky’s shoe collection.

Budding superstar Andrei Svechnikov scored his first career —and franchise— playoff hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 game two victory and pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination in today’s game three. Svechnikov uses his incredible shot on all three scores to beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist clean.

In other news around the sport, members of the Stars and Golden Knights made a strong statement by kneeling for the anthem prior to their contest.

Continued positive news that the bubble remains tight in both Edmonton and Toronto with zero positive COVID-19 tests last week.