Avalanche Set Franchise Record And Things Aren’t Stopping There

Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon #29 Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon #29 Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Avalanche captured their 53rd win of the regular season last night against the Los Angeles Kings. With the win they set a franchise record for most wins in the regular season, and with nine more games to go that number could potentially keep going up.

The Colorado Avalanche are one of the hottest teams in hockey.

All season long, the Avalanche have been leading the charge around the league. They are in a good position to capture the Presidents’ Trophy, and they are currently riding a seven-game win streak that included a big offensive effort against the Kings last night.

The Avalanche have had two seasons where they have gotten to 52 wins, in 2013-14 and in 2000-01. Both years they were one of the top teams in the standings, and they did capture a Stanley Cup in 2001.

This season the Avalanche have a championship on their mind, and with a team led by Mikko Rantanen and Nazim Kadri, anything can happen. All the young players on this team are playing like long-time pros like young defenseman Cale Makar who has 81 points at the age of just 23. This team is going to be scary good for a long time.

A team in Colorado’s position might just run on auto-pilot the rest of the season, but luckily for the Avalanche, they have something to play for – the Presidents’ Trophy – and it is not going to be easy.

The Avalanche have the potential to be a true contender for the championship this spring, but anything can happen once the postseason begins. Luckily for this team, they are going to be playing hard up until the end of the regular season. Of their nine games left this season they have some pretty tough matchups to go with games against the Hurricanes, Capitals, Blues, Oilers Predators and Wild.

Those are all going to be tough games against other teams in the postseason. For a team in the Avalanche’s position playing some tough games right now definitely wouldn’t hurt.