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DENVER — With the Central Division champion Avalanche getting ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs, Denver Mayor Michale Hancock and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are getting into the spirit.

Hancock on Monday declared “Burgundy and Blue Week” in the city for the week of April 14.

The city and county of Denver will light the City and County building with burgundy and blue lights beginning Monday and going through the first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.

Also being done: The Denver International Airport sign on Pena Boulevard will be illuminated in burgundy; team captain Gabriel Landeskog will greet DIA passengers on the train with a message; the D&F Tower will be lit up in burgundy and blue lights; and the lights along 14th Street will be changed to burgundy and blue.

Hickenlooper ordered two Avalanche flags to be flown near the west steps of the Capitol starting Monday for as long as the team is in the playoffs.