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Landeskog registered his first tally of the season -- a first-period power-play goal -- in Thursday's loss to the Senators.

Landeskog's goal snapped an 0-for-13 drought on the power play to begin the season for the Avs, while also ending the forward's personal dry spell. Counting his scoreless five games in the preseason, Landeskog had gone without a point in nine straight contests before nabbing the goal Tuesday. His offense should come around eventually, but given the early hole he's put himself in, it might be difficult for him to surpass last season's total of 65 points.

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Landeskog has failed to record a point in Colorado's first four games of the season, firing just six shots on net and skating to a minus-2 rating in the process.

Yes, it's early -- and the Avs as a whole have struggled to score out of the gate -- but Landy owners have got to be a little bit worried. It also doesn't help that he registered just a single assist and no goals in five preseason games, either. Compound that with the fact that critics around the league are citing advanced statistics to predict a significant regression for the Avs this season based on poor puck possession numbers, and we could be inching toward discussions of potential fantasy let-downs in Denver this year. Landeskog should be fine, but he and other stars like Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly, and even sophomore sensation Nathan MacKinnon could prove to be risky picks this season (depending on what round they were selected in, of course). Look for the 21-year-old Swede to make an impact on Colorado's upcoming road trip against the Senators and Canadiens.

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Landeskog finished the preseason with no goals and just one assist in five games played.

The 21-year-old winger scored 26 goals and added 39 assists last season and is poised to have another successful campaign this season. With the departure of Paul Stastny, Landeskog could see increased playing time on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Alex Tanguay as well as see valuable playing time on the power play.

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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.

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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.