Posted February 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Colorado Avalanche are very much in the mix for a playoff spot, but they may need to improve their play quickly to stay there. Getting a better result against the last-place Edmonton Oilers would certainly help. Colorado looks to avoid a third straight loss overall and fourth in five meetings with Edmonton this season when the teams meet at Rexall Place on Friday night. The Avalanche (28-26-4) are in the thick of the race for one of the Western Conference's final postseason berths, but their recent struggles haven't helped matters. They have gone 2-5-2 in their last nine while Calgary and Phoenix, two teams they are battling for positioning, have picked up their play in recent weeks. The Avs looked to be coming out of their slump with back-to-back wins last week that followed a four-game skid, but they've since dropped two in a row. Colorado had managed to earn at least a point in four straight before falling 3-1 to Vancouver on Wednesday. The Avs gave up the go...

Colorado Avalanche: Untouchables

  As the NHL trade deadline looms, every player is undoubtedly aware of the February 27th date.  For many players, they will call new cities home in two weeks' time, don a different jersey, have their paychecks signed by a different team and ultimately, try to help that team win.  For every other player, they will likely have a slightly new-look team as their teammates...

Tyler Pitlick: “You’ve Got To Play Your Role”

After all of the debate and the back and forth between fans going into the 2010 NHL entry draft, the Oilers ended up with both Taylor and Tyler. Of course Tyler Pitlick selected 31st was not Tyler Seguin, but the young centreman was not supposed to be available in the second round and the Oilers were fortunate to select him. Continue reading "Tyler Pitlick: “You’ve Got To...

Ducks acquire Ryan O'Marra from Edmonton

ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks announced Thursday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center Ryan OMarra from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Bryan Rodney. OMarra, 24 (6987), has appeared in 40 contests with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, scoring 8-9=17 points with 58 penalty minutes (PIM). Born in...

Duchene status now day to day

Avs forward Matt Duchene had his status upgraded to day to day Friday, and he has a chance to return to the lineup Sunday.

Colorado vs. Vancouver – February 15th | NHL Highlights

Avalanche vs Canucks Game Recap Did you miss the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night on Sportsnet Pacific? Boxscore | My Post Game Recap We’ve got the highlights for you. Avalanche vs. Canucks highlights courtesy CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSPORTSBEAT! © NWSports "Q" for North West Sports Beat, 2012. |...

Landeskog, Olver lead Avalanche

Gabriel Landeskog and Mark Olver each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a two-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

Avs Mailbag: Is Shane O'Brien trade bait? Will Matt Duchene drop lines?

The Post's NHL reporter answers your questions in Adrian Dater's Avs Mailbag. In this installment, Adrian takes seven questions, including one wondering if the Avs are willing to part with defenders before the trade deadline.

Overtime Disappointment

Oilers lose 4-3 to Leafs in OT The Oilers came to play Wednesday night and while players like Ryan Jones, Ales Hemsky and Magnus Paajarvi would get oh so close, but not find the back of the net, goals by Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle would make the game. As it looked all but certain that the Oilers would drop another decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jordan Eberle charged into...

Colorado Avalanche (28-25-4) at Vancouver Canucks (35-15-6), 10 p.m. (ET)

The Vancouver Canucks will try to continue their recent dominance of Colorado when they welcome the Avalanche for tonight's Northwest Division clash at Rogers Arena.

Oilers, Ducks swap players

The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Bryan Rodney from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for center Ryan O'Marra.

Avalanche break streak in Edmonton, slide past Oilers 3-1

Mark Olver scored a goal and assisted on another in the Avs' 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
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