The Colorado Avalanche (Avs) beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights last Thursday gaining ground on the Knights but lost to them on Saturday night.
On Monday the Avs hosted the Anaheim Ducks for a single game, and jumped out to an early 1 – 0 lead that the Ducks tied up quickly. By the second period the Avs proved too much for the Ducks scoring two more goals leading the Ducks after two. In the third period, Colorado added two more, beating the Ducks 5-2 and taking the lead from Las Vegas in the West Conference briefly only to lose it right back to the Golden Knights after beating the L.A. Kings 4-1.
The Avs and Golden Knights, arguably two of the best in the NHL right now are fighting for the top spot with the Avs hosting the St. Louis Blues this Friday and Saturday before heading to Minnesota to face the Wild in a two-game series.
The Golden Knights have a single remaining game with the L.A. Kings on Wednesday night before hosting the Minnesota Wild this Thursday and Saturday. The Knights will then head to St. Louis to face the Blues for two games. While both teams have their hands full with the Wild and Blues, it’s imperative that Colorado performs well enough to regain the lead in the West.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets debuted Aaron Gordon in their win over the Atlanta Hawks Sunday evening at Ball Arena. Gordon ended the night with 13 points, 1 assist and 2 rebounds. Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Nikola Jokic added 17, 15, and 16 points in Denver’s win over the Hawks 126-102.
The Denver Nuggets are at home to face the Philadelphia 76ers (had not been played at the time of this writing) and on the road to face the L.A. Clippers this Thursday night at 8 p.m. Denver returns home this weekend to host the Orlando Magic on Sunday at 8 p.m. and the Detroit Pistons Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Colorado Rockies are just a day away from Opening Day against the L.A. Dodgers in a four-game series (Thursday, April 1, @ 2:10 p.m.; Friday, April 2, @6:40 p.m.; Saturday, April 3, @ 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, April 4, @ 1:10 p.m.)
The Denver Broncos 2021 team schedule has just been released and the Broncos will have 9 home games along with 8 road games with the NFL’s new 17-game season. The Denver Broncos, along with the AFC West will be facing the AFC North and the NFC East this season starting off with two road games in Cleveland to face the Browns and in Dallas to face the Cowboys.
The Broncos have had a good free-agency, but the question still remains, are the Broncos looking to sign a veteran quarterback or will they be looking to the draft to give Drew Lock some healthy competition?
Since the start of free agency, the Broncos have beefed up the defense and look to add depth in the draft. It still remains unclear if Denver will be adding a quarterback before then.