If I told you a former figure skater and figure skating coach was at the Colorado Avalanche development camp this week you might picture a bunch of guys in pads trying to do double axels and toe spins.
Patrick Roy’s fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.
Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in 47 seconds, and the Anaheim Ducks netted six in the second period to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Friday night.
Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves and Brad Malone got the go-ahead goal with 11:33 left in the third, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
The rookies always get a couple extra days before the veterans show up and this year all eyes on No. 29, overall first pick in the draft, Nathan MacKinnon.
Peter Mueller’s return to the Colorado Avalanche and Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s return to his old playoff form have given the Colorado Avalanche reason to believe they can do some heavy damage to the rest of the NHL down the stretch.
Todd Marchant snapped a 70-game goal drought, Brandon McMillan got the go-ahead score during a 4-minute power play with 8:37 remaining, and the Anaheim Ducks ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.