On the ice, the Colorado Avalanche wrapped up the Central Division title on the final day of the regular season.
Off the ice, the news everyone figured might be coming, but didn’t want to accept, finally became a reality, as Gabriel Landeskog shut things down for the year.
Let’s take a look back at the last week of the regular season for the Avalanche.
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Some final thoughts before the last week of the regular season for the Avalanche, including respecting just how dominant both Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon had been.
Cale Makar joined the team for morning skate on Tuesday. Strangely enough, that might have been the last time Makar was on the ice for the week.
Bowen Byram talked after the game about his overtime penalty.
In a tight playoff-like battle, Lars Eller really excelled.
Good news finally hit the Avalanche on the injury front, as Artturi Lehkonen was cleared to play for the game that evening.
The Avalanche announced some painful news that night, though, as Gabriel Landeskog was officially ruled out for the playoffs.
Landeskog spoke to the media before the game, and here’s the full transcription.
That night, Mikko Rantanen set the single-season record for an Avalanche skater with his 55th goal.
At Ball Arena, Colorado took care of business against Winnipeg.
Nathan MacKinnon admitted he knew for a month that Landeskog was not going to be returning.
Georgiev‘s consistency has been key all year long for the squad.
Nathan MacKinnon carried the Avalanche to the win and the Central Division on Friday night.
With the win, it was determined the Avalanche would play the Kraken in round one of the playoffs.
He likely won’t win it, but Jared Bednar should be getting more love for the Jack Adams award.
Bednar hinted at good injury news on the NHL Network.
The Avalanche/Kraken series previews start, looking at the forward groups for the teams.
Chris MacFarland met with the media, and Andrew Cogliano and Denis Malgin took to the ice, indicating they’re both likely options on Tuesday.