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The Colorado Avalanche won a division title this season and are set for a playoff run despite having the third lowest payroll in the NHL during 2013-14.

Just two teams spent less on base player salaries this season according to Cap Geek, while those two teams (the Panthers and Islanders) finished way out of the playoff contention. The Avs are fuelled by a young core with players like Gabe Landeskog still on rookie contracts. Landeskog is earning under one million dollars this season, but signed a lucrative contract extension.

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Gabriel Landeskog scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Tuesday night, shortly after notching the game-tying goal late in the third period to drive the Avs past Columbus 3-2.

Landeskog is hot as a pistol right now, with five goals and an assist in his past four games. The big 21 year-old has 26 goals and 63 points through 74 games this season. He is also a +21, and scored his fourth game winner of the season while notching his fifth power play point.

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Gabriel Landeskog powered Colorado to a win over Nashville on Tuesday, scoring twice in regulation, adding an assist and lighting the lamp again in the shootout to clinch a 5-4 win.

Landeskog has already set a career high in points this season, with 23 goals and 59 points through 71 games. The 21 year old has seven points in his past six games.

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Gabriel Landeskog netted his 21st goal of the season in Wednesday's overtime loss to Winnipeg.

The Avalanche captain has two goals and two assists in his last four games. He now has 56 points in 69 matches this campaign.

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Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists in Colorado's 4-2 win over Phoenix Friday night.

Landeskog completed a three-point night by scoring a power-play goal with 3:11 remaining in regulation. He now has 19 goals and 32 assists in 59 games. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, while Nathan MacKinnon added two assists to stretch his point-scoring streak to 10 games, the longest by an NHL rookie since Chicago's Jonathan Toews had a 10-game streak from Oct. 10-31, 2007. P.A. Parenteau and Nate Guenin also scored in the victory.

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Gabriel Landeskog will face off against his Colorado teammate Matt Duchene Sunday for the Olympic gold medal.

Landeskog is Sweden's assistant captian and Duchene plays for Canada and both would like to have bragging rights in the Avalanche dressing room. "We've talked a few times during the Olympics. I've seen him at the cafe. And we chatted. But I'm not talking to him now until after the gold medal game. He has rubbed the fact Sweden won the world championship last year in my face. And I'd like to give that back to him. Absolutely." Duchene said. Should be an interesting contest.

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Gabriel Landeskog will be an assistant captain for Sweden at the Winter Olympics.

The 21-year-old forward, who serves as the captain of the Colorado Avalanche was a bit surprised by the decision. "It was a bit unexpected but on the other had, I am grateful for the confidence and of course it's a great honor to get the nomination," Landeskog said in Swedish to Expressen. He received the letter because of Henrik Sedin was unable to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics because of injury. This will Landeskog's first Olympic Games and he's slated to play on the Swedes' top line line Henrik Zetterberg and Alexander Steen.

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Gabriel Landeskog is riding a nine-game point streak going into the break.

Landeskog had a goal and an assist on Saturday. His third NHL campaign is proving to be his best thus far as he already has 18 goals and 48 points in 57 contests.

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Gabriel Landeskog potted Colorado's only goal in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.

He scored a power-play goal in the second period to make it 2-1 at the time, but that was as close as the Avalanche would come in the defeat. Landeskog extended his point streak (three goals, six assists) to seven games with his 17th goal of the season.

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Gabriel Landeskog earned a pair of assists in Monday's win over Dallas.

He earned an assist on Paul Stastny's power-play goal and he helped set up Alex Tanguay's game winner. Landeskog has four helpers in his last three games. He is second on the Avalanche in scoring with 40 points in 51 matches.