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Avalanche Fall Short in Brooklyn

After a pair of home games, the latter of the pair ending with a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, the Colorado Avalanche went on the road again, and will do so for the next four games in six days. The first three games will be in the New York area, and earlier on Monday evening, the Avs played in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time ever against the New York Islanders.

BlakeComeauBlake Comeau opened the scoring in the latter half of the first period, but back to back penalties by Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog set up a five-on-three situation for the Islanders. With 0.7 seconds left, Kyle Okposo put one in past Semyon Varlamov to tie the game after 20 minutes. Mikhail Grabovski gave the Isles a 2-1 lead in the second, but Jarome Iginla would tie the game just seconds later. After that, though, it was all Isles, with goals from Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas in the first half of the third period. Nick Holden picked up his first tally of the season after Patrick Roy pulled Varlamov with plenty of time to spare, but the Isles scored an empty net goal to seal it. The Avalanche fell to the red-hot Islanders, 5-3.

Carl Soderberg was the only Avs player to pick up assists in the game. He had assists on the goals scored by Comeau and Holden, while Iginla’s goal was unassisted. Also, none of the Avalanche’s goals were on the power play, ending their streak of five straight games with a power play goal. For the Avs, the loss wrapped up an up-and-down November, going 6-8-0 in the 14 games played, and ending the first two months of the season at 9-14-1 and 19 points.

The Avalanche go back to work tomorrow night, heading to New Jersey to face off against the Devils.

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