Daily Cupcakes: January 4th, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

The Morning After: Three stars, five takeaways from the Avalanche’s win over Winnipeg
Avs are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games and three points out of a Western Conference wild-card playoff spot. [Denver Post]

Jets fall in overtime again: Important point earned, but fourth-period struggles continue. [Winnipeg Sun]

2018 World Juniors: Future Avalanche Defenseman help Canada run over Swiss. [The Hockey News]

The Rest of the Game

World juniors: Sharp-shooting Bellows leads U.S. to semifinals. [Toronto Sun]

See the emotional moment a hockey player told his dad he was going to the Olympics. [For the Win]

Four things we learned in the NHL: Gretzky leapfrogged twice in one night. [Sportsnet]

It’s Czechs’ turn to play coy as Canada prepares for semifinal. Coach echoes Swiss counterpart, claiming a victory would be a ‘miracle’. [CBC]

What could have been: Here’s what Olympic hockey rosters would look like with NHL players. [ESPN]

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