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Jamie McGinn netted his third goal in two games and the Colorado Avalanche tallied four times in the second period and breezed to a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday to complete a home-and-home sweep.
Cody McLeod, Paul Stastny and Jan Hejda joined McGinn with a goal and an assist apiece and Mark Olver, Ryan O'Reilly and Jay McClement also tallied for the Avalanche, who matched a season high with seven goals. Colorado posted a 2-0 road victory over the Wild on Sunday.
Semyon Varlamov turned aside 21 shots and Steve Downie notched three assists after missing Sunday's contest with a shoulder injury.
Varlamov has yielded just five goals during a six-game stretch. The 23-year-old Russian has won all four career starts versus the Wild - yielding just one goal in every contest.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Avalanche can't catch a break, can they? Battling for their playoff dreams as the season winds down, the Avs may have to finish the year without their best offensive weapon. In a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild that contained positives up and down the lineup, Duchene's injury will overshadow the end result.
In the third period, Duchene got tripped up on Nick Palmieri...
The Colorado Avalanche inched closer to climbing into the Western Conference playoff picture with a road win over injury-depleted Minnesota Wild over the weekend.While the Avalanche have struggled in this series on their own ice of late, they're surely feeling good about pulling off a home-and-home sweep Tuesday night given the Wild's recent offensive woes.Colorado tries...
Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Jay McClement, Jan Hejda, Mark Olver, Ryan O'Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored for the Avalanche, who have won six of eight to climb back into the playoff picture.
After compiling four impressive wins in row to close out February, the Colorado Avalanche found themselves with a golden opportunity to surpass the Dallas Stars and reclaim the eighth and final playoff spot. All they had to do was beat the NHL's worst team, the Columbus Blue Jackets here in Colorado. Easy, right? Not so fast. Columbus came ready to play on Thursday...
7:00 PM CT – Avalanche (35-29-4) @ Predators (38-21-7)Players to watch:COL- Gabriel LandeskogThe rookie is getting a lot of Calder Trophy attention, and for good reason. Landeskog, a complete player, co-leads rookies in goals (18), points (43) and leads in plus/minus (+22).NSH- Brandon YipYip is extra motivated tonight for two reasons: He is facing his former team for the first...
The Colorado Avalanche inched closer to climbing into the Western Conference playoff picture with a road win over injury-depleted Minnesota Wild over the weekend.
While the Avalanche have struggled in this series on their own ice of late, they're surely feeling good about pulling off a home-and-home sweep Tuesday night given the Wild's recent offensive woes.
The Colorado Avalanche have won six of eight to climb into the playoff picture, but they know there's still a lot of work to do.
Beating the Nashville Predators for the first time in two years would certainly help their playoff aspirations.
The surging Avalanche look to avoid losing an eighth straight game to the Predators when they meet Thursday night in Nashville.
Photo By: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
It was on January 12th that the Predators and the Avalanche met last with an overtime home win for Nashville by a score of 3-2. This was dead in the middle of the most impressive month of January in Predators history with Pekka Rinne and the rest of the team playing beyond their potential.
Colorado had a 5-6-1 record for the month of January...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild rookie goaltender Matt Hackett said he was nervous in making his first career start at the Xcel Energy Center.
His coach didn't see the nerves.
Hackett made 34 saves, but Minnesota lost 2-0 to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Colorado scored on its third shot of the game just 1:42 into the game and added another score on a power play at 8:25...