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Avs rally late but lose in a shootout to the Hurricanes

Calvin Pickard stopped 44 shots in his first NHL start in nearly three weeks, but the Colorado Avalanche still came up just short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes (14-25-5) jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Avalanche (18-17-9) fought back with two third period goals force the game into overtime. Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm beat...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson named to All-Star team, Pickard recalled

The NHL announced that Erik Johnson will represent the Colorado Avalanche at the All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. It will be the 26-year-old’s first career All-Star appearance and he will be Colorado’s lone representative at the game this season. “Feels really good to do it in Colorado. This is an organization that traded for me, believed in me, and it means a...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues need to improve their checking to halt two-game slide

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is excited that his No. 1 goalie appears set to return. There's a chance Tuesday night's opponent could start the only goalie in NHL history with more wins than Roy. Semyon Varlamov is likely to return from a six-game absence for the Avalanche when they host a St. Louis Blues team that has the option of giving Martin Brodeur the start. Varlamov...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Rise of Calvin Pickard

No matter who you spoke to before the season about the Colorado Avalanche, the consensus was that in order for them to have any chance of repeating as Central Division champions, they were going to have to have Semyon Varlamov stand on his head between the pipes for around 60 games. To say that Semyon Varlamov has had a forgetful 2014-2015 season to this point would be an understatement...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche lose in OT, waste great outing by Pickard

It took the Pittsburgh Penguins 63 and a half minutes and 48 shots to beat Calvin Pickard, but they came away with a 1-0 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche at the CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury earned his sixth shutout of the season and Blake Comeau provided the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Eastern Conference leading Penguins (21-6-4...
Via Mile High Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: The more Mumps they come across, the more wins they see

Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t have the Mumps. But he ended up making the AVs sicks. Fleury and Colorado goaltender Calvin Pickard, who sounds like the name of a marginal villian in a Jean Claude Van Damme movie, battled to a 0-0 tie in regulation. In a game that featured a ton of action for a scoreless affair, the Penguins mostly dominated. But Pickard played out of his mind, and kept...
Via The Pensblog
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thinking Of Adding Captain Calvin Pickard? Make It So!

Before the season started I cautioned against drafting Semyon Varlamov expecting a repeat of last season and sure enough he sucked up the joint hard to start the year then hit IR with a bum groin. He came back, sucked it up so more and then exited once more with the same injury. Again he returned and again he sucked and yet again he re-injured the same groin and is now down for “a...
Via Razzball Hockey
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov set to return, Pickard sent back to the minors

Coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov is set to return from the injured reserve for Thursday’s matchup with the Calgary Flames after missing the last six games with a groin injury. “I had a good practice, but I’ve been skating by myself a lot,” Varlamov said. “So right now I need a good practice with the team. I’m going to get a good practice...
Via Mile High Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs’ Calvin Pickard Made An Epic No-Look Desperation Save

Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard almost let in a weak goal when he had to make a desperation save. He got a piece of the puck with his glove but kept the puck out with his paddle at the last second with this beauty no-look save. Truly SportsCenter Top 10 worthy. [NHL] The post Avs’ Calvin Pickard Made An Epic No-Look Desperation Save appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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