Avalanche reach 49 points, 1 more than all of last season

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Mark Barberio #44 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a J.T. Compher goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
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The Colorado Avalanche are the comeback kids.

A win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday gave the Avalanche 49 points on the season, one more than they finished with in a disastrous 2016-17 campaign.

Related: How the Avalanche rose from rock bottom to playoff contention

Last year was the worst full-season finish since the first year of the Atlanta Thrashers, when the former club finished with 39 points.

But it's been a big turnaround in Colorado this year, led by a rejuvenated Nathan MacKinnon and a sensational sophomore showing from Mikko Rantanen.

The Avalanche now own a 23-16-3 record and sit just two points shy of a playoff position.