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Avalanche vs. Blues, Game 1: Gordie Howe Hat Trick by Landeskog Gets it Done

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Gabe Landeskog
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Well, that was fun wasn’t it? “Spin me back down, to the days of my youth”, Jethro Tull once sang (look it up, kids). I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic tonight at the Avalanche vs. Blues Game 1 of the playoffs tonight. Maybe you older fans felt the same way too.

That was real playoff hockey again, just like those good old days around here. We’re coming up on the 20-year anniversary of the Avs’ last Stanley Cup win, and darned if it didn’t seem as loud in the building formerly named the Pepsi Center, now Ball Arena, as it did on that warm night in June of 2001 when the Avs beat the New Jersey Devils for Lord Stanley of Preston’s silver punch bowl.

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