Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Colorado Avalanche play the New York Islanders at Pepsi Center on Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get an upper-level game package (up to a $63 value) that includes:
- One 300-level seat (up to a $48 value, including ticketing fees)
One XL-size Avalanche “Worn with Pride” T-shirt (a $15 value)<p>
- For $60, you get a lower-level game package (up to a $125 value), which includes:
- One 100-level seat (up to a $110 value online, including ticketing fees)
- One XL-size Avalanche “Worn with Pride” T-shirt (a $15 value)<p>
The Colorado Avalanche return to Pepsi Center for another season of high-speed slap shots and dizzying on-ice maneuvers. Recovering from a rocky 2010–11 season, the Avs have seized the reins with a promising start, earning them a high rank in the Western Conference’s Northwest Division. With a fast, young roster that includes 20-year-old puckmaster Matt Duchene and net-guarding wunderkind Semyon Varlamov, the pucksters hope to bust into the playoffs for the third time in five seasons. Constant updates to the 18,000-seat Pepsi Center include a state-of-the-art dasher-board system that makes for smooth, consistent puck play and cushions the good-luck eggs all players carry in their jerseys.
Even though they haven't always played under the same name, or even in the same city, the Avalanche franchise has consistently enjoyed success on the ice. It was 1972 when the Quebec Nordiques joined the now defunct World Hockey Association, which eventually merged with the NHL prior to the 1979-80 season. The Nordiques played a total of 16 seasons in the NHL before moving to Denver, where they became the Avalanche and immediately won the Stanley Cup—the first NHL team ever to do so in their first season after relocation. In 2001, the Avs struck again in dominating fashion, collecting 118 points, reclaiming the sports world's best trophy. In total, the franchise has made 21 playoff appearances, highlighted by a string of 11 straight from 1994–2005.
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