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Gabriel Landeskog will not play for Sweden at the World Hockey Championships due to a hand injury suffered in the first round.

Gabriel Landeskog LW COL 7 Months

Gabriel Landeskog believes home ice advantage will help push the Avalanche in Game 7.

"When we're at home, it's like we have one or two extra players out there. The crowd has been unbelievable," Landeskog said. "It's probably hard to imagine for (nonplayers), but when we're on the ice every single rush, every odd-man rush, every backcheck, you feel the crowd. They're so into it, and you want to push that extra mile when you hear that." The Colorado captain has three goals and one assist in six games versus Minnesota in the series. Landeskog has earned one helper in his last four outings.

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Gabriel Landeskog had two goals, including the game-winner, in Colorado's 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

While rookie Nathan MacKinnon has desirably attracted a lot of the attention in Colorado after recording seven points in two playoff games, Landeskog has also been very impressive with three goals in his first two career postseason contests. Landeskog had 26 goals and 65 points in 81 games this season.

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Gabriel Landeskog wants to see the Avalanche perform better with the man advantage as their first round series progresses.

Colorado was 0-for-4 on the power play in Game 1. "We had some chances and we didn't get anything, and they scored on one of their power plays," Landeskog said. "Special teams are so big in the playoffs, so that's one thing we've got to improve." Colorado ranked fifth with a 19.8% power-play success rate in the regular season.

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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.