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St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz played at Colorado College. 

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We always try to localize national stories in our coverage. The NHL playoffs has made it easy for us this year. In every series there is a link to Colorado Springs:

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St. Louis' Jaden Schwartz played at Colorado College as did Carolina's Jaccob Slavin and Curtis McElhinney. Boston's Brandon Carlo was born in the Springs and obviously there is a huge Avalanche fan base here. If you have no rooting interest in any of the teams you can always cheer for the players with ties to the Pikes Peak region.

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We are working to bring you more coverage via a weekly podcast. We are still working out a few of the bugs, and this isn't a finished product, but here is our first rough draft. Give it a listen and get to know our staff. We are still trying to lock down an official name. If you have any suggestions email me at matt.wiley@gazette.com 

Is the Nuggets' series this simple?

In Denver's three wins it has made 38 of 88 3-pointers (44%) while the Spurs have shot 17 of 59 (28%).

In Denver's three losses is has made 27 of 81 3s (33%) and the Spurs are hitting 24 of 57 (42%).

Overall Denver is 66 of 169 (39%) on 3s and San Antonio is 41 of 116 (35%) - the team that shoots best from deep on Saturday could advance to face Portland. 

In the know

The Gazette's Woody Paige called the Broncos first-round pick on Thursday six hours before it happened. 

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