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Matt Duchene flipped into the air by Capitals defender, fails to stick landing

He’ll never make the Olympics.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche are flying high.

They finished the preseason undefeated. They rallied from two-goal deficits in their first two games of the season against the defending Western Conference regular season winner Dallas Stars and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

And now they’re in Washington, where they’re taking the whole “flying high” thing too literally.

Judges at the scene gave Duchene a 7/10. Beautiful form. Good technique. But couldn’t stick the landing.