The Colorado Avalanche (Avs) are entering the All-Star break with a 20-18-10 record.
They are currently in fifth place in the central division and only three points out of the wild card. The Avalanche are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. The Avs won their last game before the All-Star break by beating the Boston Bruins in a shootout after being down 2-1 in the first period.
The only Avalanche player that was selected for the All-Star game was defenseman Eric Johnson. However Johnson will not attend the All-Star game due to a lower body injury. Johnson is the first avalanche defenseman to make the All-Star game since Rob Blake in the 2003-04 season. Johnson is tied for first in scoring amoung defenseman with 12 goals in 47 games this season.