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Avalanche Look To Bounce Back For 2016 Season

View image | gettyimages.com It was a disappointing 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche. After finishing first in the Central Division with 112 points the year before, Colorado dropped all the way to last this season. Their record, 39-31-12, was still respectable but it is far off from the 52 wins the year before. The question with this team is, was last year an aberration...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs miss playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons

DENVER (AP) Patrick Roy's beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode. That's unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche missed the postseason for a fourth time in five seasons. A year ago, the Avs were the buzz of the NHL with a young, fast squad and one of the top goaltenders in the league. They tied a franchise record with 52 wins and captured the Central...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Overcome the Wild

It only took until the final meeting of the season, but it finally happened: the Colorado Avalanche were able to hand the Minnesota Wild a loss. After a very intense playoff series last April that went into overtime in Game Seven, the Avalanche were finally able to get over the hump of not only scoring against the Wild, but also handing them just their third regulation loss since...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche F MacKinnon out 6-to-8 weeks with broken foot

DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon recently broke his nose and still sped back to the ice. No way to do that with a fractured foot, though. The Colorado Avalanche will be without their fast-moving forward for at least six weeks after an MRI revealed the break, coach Patrick Roy confirmed Friday. More than likely, MacKinnon's season is finished. Unless, of course, the Avalanche rally over...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon likely done for season with fractured foot

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has a broken bone in his foot and will miss the next 6-8 weeks, the club announced on Friday morning. The injury effectively puts an end to a disappointing sophomore season for last year’s Calder Trophy winner – who had not previously missed a game in his NHL career. “He got a shot against Tampa and we had x-rays that were negative...
Via Mile High Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche's MacKinnon out 6-to-8 weeks with broken foot

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will be without Nathan MacKinnon for at least six weeks after the speedy forward broke his foot, the team announced Friday. The talented teenager could possibly return to the ice this season if the Avs make the playoffs. Colorado is currently outside of the Western Conference postseason picture. No further details were provided by the team. MacKinnon...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: MacKinnon’s year done

The frustrating season for the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon has taken on one more chapter, and unfortunately it will be the final chapter for him – and quite possibly the team as well. Terry Frei of the Denver Post broke the news this morning that Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. Avs have announced Nathan MacKinnon has broken foot...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs’ defense shuts down Crosby and the Penguins

The Colorado Avalanche shut down Sydney Crosby – who didn’t register a shot on net in the game – and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Wednesday night in Denver. The Penguins (36-18-9) beat the Avalanche 1-0 in overtime in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season on Dec. 18 in Pittsburgh. Combined, the Avalanche (28-25-11) held the Penguins’ potent offense...
Via Mile High Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche trade forward Maxime Talbot to Bruins

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon may be looking for a couch to crash on the rest of the season after the Colorado Avalanche traded away his roommate and ride to the rink. The talented teenager has been living in the basement of forward Maxime Talbot, who was packaged with Paul Carey and sent to the Boston Bruins at the trade deadline Monday. In return, Colorado received forward Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Bloguin Best
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon tops Avs’ three stars of the week

With every game weighing increasingly more significant, the Colorado Avalanche managed to win three out four games – including impressive victories over the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning – in the week ending on Feb. 22. The Avs also beat the Arizona Coyotes and dropped a home game to the Los Angeles Kings. It was an important bounce back week for the Avs, who...
Via Mile High Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Young stars awaken

The captain and the net-minder. Gabe Landeskog is catching fire, and Semyon Varlamov continues to be the backbone for the Colorado Avalanche. We have hit the 60-game mark in the season, and the Colorado Avalanche are finally hitting their stride. And, more importantly, it is their key young stars that are starting to play up to expectations- finally. Colorado is 4-1 in their past...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert! Featuring Nathan MacKinnon

Sunday night the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. The Avs would take the 5-4 victory, but we also saw something that we’ll probably see a lot of in the future. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick. MacKinnon tallied one goal in the first period and two more in the second period before he and the ice were showered with hats. Check out all three of the...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Do With Nathan MacKinnon

In a season full of woe and dammit, Nathan MacKinnon, C (3 G, 3 SOG) decided to get his shiz together finally and put up his best game of the season posting the first hat trick of his young career in a 4-2 win last night. That’s a good sign from a guy who exploded on the scene for 24 goals and 63 points as a rookie last season and won’t come close to touching those totals...
Via Razzball Hockey
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon's hat trick lifts Avalanche over Lightning

  Nathan MacKinnon rediscovered his rookie scoring touch with one of the best games of his young career. The teenage center busted out of a slump with his first NHL hat trick, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon's hat trick lifts Avs to 5-4 win over Lightning

DENVER (AP) Teenage center Nathan MacKinnon had the first hat trick of his young career, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Ryan O'Reilly added two assists for Colorado MacKinnon, at 19 years and 5 months, became the...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning storm back late but come up short against Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Teenage center Nathan MacKinnon had the first hat trick of his young career, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Ryan O'Reilly added two assists for Colorado MacKinnon, at 19 years and 5 months, became the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs young core not getting it done

After a resurgent year in which the Colorado Avalanche shocked the hockey world and won the highly competitive Central Division, expectations were sky high for the club’s second season under head coach Patrick Roy. Unfortunately, after an offseason of fine tuning under the management of Avalanche legends coach Roy and Joe Sakic, the club has been wildly disappointing in the second...
Via Mile High Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Proposed Red Wings-Avs alumni game rekindles memories of rivalry

For a brief, improbable moment, when budding Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon came out swinging when he didn't like the way he was checked by Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, anyone in Hockeytown with an extended memory could smile and recall one of the most intense rivalries in Detroit's sporting history. And it just might have kicked off a tremendous marketing opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs rally late but come up short in Tampa Bay

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with seven seconds left in regulation, but still lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a shootout on Saturday night. Nathan MacKinnon played terrific in the game and registered two points – including the game-tying goal just before the third period buzzer. Anton Stralman led the way for Tampa Bay with a goal and an...
Via Mile High Sports
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon's goal helps Avalanche earn win over Stars

  Nathan MacKinnon broke a second-period tie and Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Erik Johnson, John Mitchell and Matt Duchene also scored as the Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games to leapfrog Dallas in the Central Division standings. MacKinnon's score with 8.4 seconds left in the second was...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov returns

One of the keys to success this season for the Colorado Avalanche was the continued phenomenal play of their MVP from a season ago, Semyon Varlamov. After the game tonight, the Colorado Avalanche will have played exactly half of their games. At the beginning of the season, it was expected that Semyon Varlamov would play about 60 of the team’s 82 games. With that in mind, that would...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Varlamov’s 54-save shutout leads the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche coupled a great start out of the gate with a legendary game by Semyon Varlamov to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the United Center on Tuesday night. Nathan MacKinnon and Maxime Talbot scored 24 seconds apart to give the Avalanche (16-16-8) a 2-0 nothing lead 1:17 into the game. It was the fastest back-to-back pair of goals by the Avalanche in almost...
Via Mile High Sports
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Varlamov stops 54 shots as Avalanche shut out Blackhawks

  Nathan MacKinnon scored and set up a goal by Maxime Talbot in the opening 1:17, Semyon Varlamov finished with 54 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night. Colorado was outshot by 30 but held on for its third win in four games behind Varlamov's 16th career shutout. The Avalanche improved to 7-3-2 in their...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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