>>Avs Lose On Third Period Hat Trick
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Patric Hornqvist scored three times in less than three minutes in the third period for the fastest hat trick in franchise history as the Penguins doubled up the Avalanche 6-3 in Pittsburgh. Tyson Barrie [[ BARE-ee ]], Carl Soderberg and Matt Nieto [[ nee-ET-oh ]] scored in a 5:01 span in the second period to tie the game for Colorado, which saw its 11-game point streak come to an end. It’s the Avs’ first regulation loss since November 9th. They visit Florida tomorrow.
>>Nuggets Resume Road Trip Tonight In Orlando
(Orlando, FL) — The Nuggets resume their five-game road trip tonight in Orlando against the Magic. Denver is 2-and-0 on the trek so far and has won six straight overall after Monday’s 106-103 victory in Toronto. The Nuggets sit at 16-and-7 on the season. The Magic are 12-and-12 following last night’s 105-90 win in Miami.
>>Broncos Prep For 49ers
(Englewood, CO) — The Broncos are back on the practice field today preparing for their road game on Sunday at the 49ers. Denver has won three in-a-row after its 24-10 victory in Cincinnati this past Sunday. The Broncos are 6-and-6 overall. The Niners are just 2-and-10. In roster news, the Broncos signed cornerback Jamar Taylor to add depth to the secondary with Chris Harris Jr. sidelined.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In local college basketball action, Colorado smashed South Dakota 82-58 for its fourth straight win. The Buffaloes moved to 6-and-1 on the season. The Buffs host UIC on Saturday. Tonight, Colorado State entertains Arkansas, while Denver visits Air Force.