The Colorado Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco a day after the team missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
When ranking the professional teams in Colorado, the Avalanche would find themselves fighting for third with the Rockies, and considering there are far more baseball than hockey fans, that means right now the Avs are fourth.
Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored 1:35 apart in the final period to help Colorado rally for a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in their home opener of the shortened NHL season.
It’s the home opener for the Avalanche Tuesday night when they host the Stanley Cup Champion Kings. So far the Avs are 0-1 after losing their shortened season opener at Minnesota, and one big problem is they still don’t have Ryan O’Reilly.