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Evan’s Daily: Avalanche Fall to Lightning, More ‘Trade Related’ Scratches



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The Colorado Avalanche fell in a shootout to the Tampa Bay Lightning after blowing another lead, and another NHL player has been scratched for “trade related reasons”.

That, and the latest NHL news and NHL trade rumors in your Colorado Hockey Now Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

Another game, another blown lead for the Avalanche. At least this time they got a point.

Jared Bednar expressed his displeasure with the NHL scheduling after the game, as the Avalanche will play in three straight back to backs.

Valeri Nichushkin is in the lineup, but he doesn’t look like himself, and that’s concerning.

Since 2017, the Avalanche have been able to insert any defenseman into their lineup and find was to win. Nolan Pratt is a big reason why.

Around the NHL

The NHL trade deadline is approaching, which means another player is scratched for “trade related reasons”. This time, it’s Vladislav Gavrikov.

National Hockey Now

Boston: Speaking of Gavrikov, the Bruins are amongst the finalists to acquire the defenseman before the trade deadline.

Pittsburgh: Casey Desmith, who stonewalled the Avalanche a week ago, gets the Penguins another victory, this time in San Jose.

Florida: Anthony Duclair is nearing a return, but how do the Panthers fit him in?

New York Islanders: The Bo Horvat trade is not paying immediate dividends, as the Islanders dropped their third straight.

Vegas: The Golden Knights trade deadline strategy depends on what the status of Mark Stone is.

Washington: Peter Laviolette was not happy over a waved-off goal against the Hurricanes.

Detroit: Jakub Vrana is getting another chance with the Red Wings because of Lucas Raymond’s injury.

Montreal: Artturi Lehkonen is shining in Colorado, but Justin Barron had his moment last night for the Canadiens.

Los Angeles: If the Chychrun deal falls through, the Kings are ready to make the next push.

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