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‘One of our best lines’: Avs third line continues to impress



Avs third line, Joonas Donskoi

It hasn’t been pretty for parts of the season on the Avs third line. But after much line shuffling by Avs head coach Jared Bednar, it seems he’s finally found his third-line trio. 

Val Nichushkin — Tyson Jost — Joonas Donskoi.

Those three have combined for 11 goals and 23 points in their last 10 games. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

“They’ve been one of our best lines in almost every game they’ve played together,” Bednar said after Monday night’s game. “Tonight, they end up getting us two goals again.”

So what’s been going so well?

“I think we’re just using our speed. Val is using his size. Donny is using his skill,” Tyson Jost said Monday night. “We’re playing to our identity right now. We want to keep that up. It’s fun hockey right now to play that way.”

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as, and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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