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Avalanche takeaways: Can this excellent road team bring that magic back to the Pepsi Center?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL grind will ease up for the Avalanche in the finishing stretch. Colorado plays 16 of its final 28 regular-season games at home, including Saturday at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium.

The thing is, the Avs need to rediscover their home-ice dominance and, oddly, play as well as they have outside of Denver. The Avs are 14-7-4 at home compared to an impressive 18-9-2 on the road. They have the league’s second-most road wins behind Washington, which has 20.

“We’re happy with the way we’re playing right now,” Avs captain Gabe Landeskog said from the victorious locker room at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday evening.