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Duchene nabbed an assist in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.

It's been a largely disappointing season for Duchene, who has provided 29 points in 48 contests after chugging along at a point-per-game clip in 2013-14. A major reason for the scoring downturn has been a decline in his shot attempts; he's averaging 2.43 per game compared to the 3.05 he posted a year ago.

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Duchene sniped his 11th goal of the season -- a game-winner -- and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the visiting Stars. He also fired six shots on goal and skated to a plus-2.

After a disappointing first half of the season, Dutchy now has five points over his last four games and 26 in 42 contests this year. While he'll still fall significantly short of last season's beasty 70-point campaign, there's real potential for the 23-year-old to go off on an extended scoring binge in the second half as the Avs will need all hands on deck to have any shot of getting back in the playoffs. Duchene is one of the quickest, most dynamic -- and dangerous -- snipers in the game, and should not be undervalued as the second half of the season commences.

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Duchene collected an assist in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

Duchene now has assists in back-to-back games, but it's not enough to make up for the one point he put up in his previous eight contests. The center hasn't netted a goal since Dec. 11, and coach Patrick Roy's ongoing line-tinkering maneuvers haven't been able to ignite his production.

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Duchene scored a goal, added an assist, went plus-2 and finished things off by tallying in the shootout Thursday against Winnipeg.

A big game for Duchene, who'd gone without a point over the last two, including last Friday's matchup with these same Jets. We're still looking for more consistency both from him and the Avs as a whole, but things are looking up for Duchene, who has six points over the last six games.

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Duchene scored a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.

It's been an up-and-down season for Duchene and the Avs this season, but on Saturday night Duchene put in one of his strongest performances with two points, six shots on net and winning 62 percent of his draws. He now has 16 points in 24 games this season, a respectable total, but still far off from his point-per-game pace last year. Duchene has the talent but has yet to establish himself as an elite player in the NHL.

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Duchene netted the game winner late in the third period of Saturday's game to lift Colorado to a 3-2 victory over New Jersey.

He now has three points, including two goals, in his last two games, but just six points in his last 11. Hopefully this is the start of a sweet streak.

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Duchene opened the scoring Thursday with his fifth goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.

Duchene hasn't really been able to get things going this year, as he'd registered on the scoresheet but once in six games entering Thursday's action. He's well off his normal pace, but the 2009 No. 3 overall pick is sure to pick things up.

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Duchene snapped a three-game scoreless slump with a third-period goal Thursday, and he tallied in the shootout as well, helping the Avs to a 4-3 win over Toronto.

He'd gone minus-3 over those last three contests and had in fact collected just two assists over his prior six games entering Thursday's action. But Duchene is way too talented to slump like that for long, so it's no surprise to see him get back on the horse.

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Duchene collected a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.

He'd gone scoreless for a whole two games, so of course that had to end. Duchene is a smidge off the pace with nine points in 11 games, but when all's said and done, he'll be close to a point-per-game player. The only real question is how many games he'll be health enough to play in.

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Duchene has a goal, two assists, and six shots on goal in Friday's win over the Canucks.

A dominant effort from Duchene, who has come alive after going scoreless in his first two games. The 23-year-old has three goals and six points in his last five games, to go with a plus-1 rating. Forget the slow start, this is the Duchene we have grown to know. The Avalanche broke out offensively Friday, and Duchene was right in the middle of it. Keep rolling him.