Found February 03, 2013 on
While the injuries keep piling up for the Colorado Avalanche, the goals have suddenly become plentiful, too.
The Avalanche will try to win their third straight and remain unbeaten at home Monday night when they take on the Dallas Stars, who will be without their leading scorer.
After totaling one goal in three straight losses during a four-game road trip, Colorado (4-4-0) responded with a 6-3 win at Calgary on Thursday and a 3-1 home win over Edmonton two days later.
The Avalanche, though, sustained another setback Saturday when defenseman Ryan Wilson went down in the second period with a leg injury. He won't play Monday and is out indefinitely.
Colorado has already had to move forward without Steve Downie (ACL), Gabriel Landeskog (head, leg) and David Jones (knee). Downie and Landeskog are out for an extended period, while Jones is day-to-day.
P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny have helped pick up the slack, combining for six goals in the last two games.
"We had a rough...
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Only three minutes into the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, this scary moment happened. Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak took a slapshot and it was deflected by Colorado forward Paul Stastny’s skate. Referee Chris Rooney never saw the puck coming and didn’t even have a chance to react to the puck headed straight for his head.The A.P. reported:The puck...
A scary moment occurred during the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, when veteran NHL referee Chris Rooney was down and out on the ice after an odd carom off a slapshot resulted in the puck drilling him in the head. A few minutes into the first period, a shot from the point by hulking Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak deflected off Avalanche player Paul Stastny’s...
The Colorado Avalanche continue finding ways to win despite losing key players.
At home, at least.
P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn scored goals 3 minutes, 29 seconds apart in the second period and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday.
Paul Stastny also scored and Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves for Colorado, which remained unbeaten in three home games...
NHL referee Chris Rooney had to be ushered off the ice Monday night after a shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Jaime Oleksiak deflected off the skate of Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny and hit Rooney in the head.
Rooney, who was hit just three minutes into the game, stayed down for quite some time behind the Avalanche net. A stretcher was brought out, but Rooney slowly got...
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche may be struggling on the road, but so far they know how to win at home. Jamie McGinn had a goal and an assist, P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny also scored and the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves and Matt Duchene and Ryan Wilson had an assist each for the Avalanche (4-4-0), who have won two straight...
from Mark Chambers of the Denver Post,
Coach Joe Sacco said he doesn't have time to wait for players to find their game, yet the organization is unwilling to devote just more than one-quarter of its available $18 million of salary cap space to give restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly a chance to play his game.
Mark Guy, O'Reilly's agent, sent a text Saturday...
Dallas Stars (3-5-1, 7 pts) @ Colorado Avalanche (4-4-0, 8 pts)
8:00 PM CT
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Goals – 20th, Goals Against – 11th, Power Play – 30th, Penalty Kill – 22nd
For Dallas, there might not be a better time to play the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have been riddled with injuries lately as captain Gabriel Landeskog...