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Avalanche Weekly Wrap: Rantanen Hits 50, Ben Meyers Gets Another Chance



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Before the team hit the road, the Colorado Avalanche recalled Ben Meyers again from the Eagles. It’s a call-up he earned through strong play in the AHL.

On the ice, the team went a perfect 4-0 on the road, led by their superstars Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon, who both hit some major milestones.

Let’s take a look back at the past week for the team.

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Josh Manson and Artturi Lehkonen hit the ice before the Avalanche hit the road.

In the final road trip of the regular season, the Avalanche took all their injured players with them on the road. Yes, even Gabriel Landeskog.


Mikko Rantanen had a great chat with me about why he plays the off-wing and what he had to work on to be great in that position.

Nathan MacKinnon hit the 100 point mark for the first time in his career, and he did it in style.

A 4-3 overtime win clinched a playoff spot for Colorado.


Cale Makar sat out the game against the Sharks, and eventually the entire week. Should there be concern?

Avalanche Turning Point: Georgiev Reads the Sharks Like a Book (+)

After a great stint in the AHL, Ben Meyers earned another shot with the Avalanche.


Sam Malinski got off to a great start in the AHL after signing with the Avalanche. I took a look at his first three games with the Eagles in this film room.

The reason why Nikolai Kovalenko turned down a contract offer from the Avalanche two years ago.

That evening, Mikko Rantanen hit the 50 goal mark for the first time in his career, and the first player in the organization to do it in 20 years.

The Sharks were no match for Colorado for the second consecutive night.


Ben Meyers scored two much needed goals in the win over San Jose.

Avalanche Turning Point: Team Gets Wake-Up Call, And Responds (+)

Ranking the top five goals from Mikko Rantanen this season.


Bowen Byram was a surprise scratch on Saturday after coming down with an illness.

Elliotte Friedman confirmed that Gabriel Landeskog will not be making it back for the final week of the regular season.

Alexander Georgiev saved Colorado’s bacon in the win over the Kings.


He may not be playing, but Cale Makar‘s acting resume is growing.

The second line carried the offense in the win over Los Angeles.

Avalanche Turning Point: Second Line Does It The Right Way (+)

The Avalanche blew a lead, but came back to win against the Ducks.

Pavel Francouz returned in the win over Anaheim.

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