Colorado Avalanche: Leading the charge after a rough start to the season

Gabriel Landeskog #92, Colorado Avalanche Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Gabriel Landeskog #92, Colorado Avalanche Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Avalanche are having a really good season. They are tied for the most points in the entire league with 61 on the year, and they have a few games in hand on their opponents having only played 40 games so far. The Avalanche have been electric.

As of Tuesday morning, the Avalanche are on a seven-game win streak and have picked up at least a point in every game since the COVID pause towards the end of December. The Avalanche are the top team in the Western Conference, and the amazing thing is they are doing this after not the best start in their first month of the season.

On November 6th, the Colorado Avalanche were 4-5-1 on the year. They could have overreacted to their lack of success through the first month, they could have made a drastic change after seeming to be experiencing the start of a down year, but they just stayed the course and kept pushing.

The Colorado Avalanche’s patience has led to a lot of success.

Since November 6th, there has not been a better team in the league compared to the Avalanche. The Avalanche are 25-3-2 since their loss on the 6th at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Avs lead the league 86.7 point percentage since then and they are leading the league in goals for per game. On average the Avs are scoring 4.5 goals per game since November 6th, the best next total belongs to the Minnesota Wild.

The Avalanche have had an electric power play and have been playing a great team game since their rough start to the season. There are a few players to thank for that success.

Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen, two of the Avalanche’s best players, well these two stars are second and third in the entire league in points since November 6th. Rantanen has put up 44 points in 30 games, and Kadri has put up 42 in 27. These two stars are leading the charge for the Avalanche and it has been fun to watch.

The schedule is not going to get any easier, especially with all the makeup games from the COVID pause. During February the Avalanche are going to head out east for a road trip that will take them through some pretty tough markets like Detroit and Boston, this schedule is not going to be forgiving, so it is good that they have built up a really good lead in the standings if they lose a few games.

This could be the year for the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs, and it is going to be fun to watch it all go down.