DALLAS — When the Avalanche lost Artturi Lehkonen for an indefinite amount of time with a neck injury, it was at a tenuous point in the early part of this season.
The Avs lost that game on a late goal by the Seattle Kraken. They got embarrassed the next time out by the St. Louis Blues, which led to some of the most biting critiques Jared Bednar has offered in his time as the club’s coach.
It was a good time for Valeri Nichushkin to get on a roll.
Nichushkin has now scored in each of the three games since the bludgeoning by the Blues. He has four goals in that span, including a tying goal early in the third period Saturday night at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.
Mikko Rantanen and Andrew Cogliano scored 11 seconds apart later in the period and the Avalanche left…
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