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Colorado Avalanche 3 Stars of the Week

Colorado Avalanche week record: 0-3   Jake Sheib 1. Erik Johnson 0 G, 3 A, 6 SOG, 14 BLK, Even 2. Nathan MacKinnon 0 G, 2 A, 7 SOG, 0 BLK, -2 3. Matt Duchene 1 G, 0 A, 9 SOG, 5 BLK, -1   Danny Pirtle 1. Erik Johnson 0 G, 3 A, 6 SOG, 14 BLK, Even 2. Francois Beauchemin 0 G, 1 A, 7 SOG, 15 BLK, Even 3. Blake Comeau 1 G, 2 A, 5 SOG, 3 BLK, +2   Vincent Chase 1. Matt Duchene 1 G,...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Jonathan Drouin problem

After posting back to back 100+ point seasons playing alongside 1st overall pick Nathan Mackinnon for the Halifax Mooseheads, Jonathan Drouin was taken 3rd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin was expected to adapt to the speed of the NHL with ease. He posted 32 points in 70 games in his rookie season. Now? Now, Drouin is playing for the Lightning’s...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog leads surging Avs' comeback for 4-3 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal with 9:25 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for their fifth win in six games, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals for the Avalanche, tying it on a 4-on-3 power play with 12:22 to play. Matt Duchene also scored in Colorado's second straight victory over Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Decisions at top of 2013 draft still affecting NHL

The second-guessing came immediately after the Colorado Avalanche picked center Nathan MacKinnon first and the Florida Panthers selected center Aleksander Barkov second in the 2013 draft. Blue-chip defenseman Seth Jones was considered the top prospect by many scouts, and winger Jonathan Drouin was coming off a 100-point season in juniors. Less than three years later, those decisions...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon ties it, Varlamov great in shootout; Avs top Blues

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon has made it a habit of scoring big goals late against the St. Louis Blues. MacKinnon tied the game late in the third period, Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Blues 2-1 on Friday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored the only goal in the shootout. The end of regulation was almost...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues can't solve Varlamov, fall 2-1 to Avs in shootout

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and then stopped all three attempts in the shootout, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Friday night.Nathan MacKinnon scored in the final minute of regulation to rally the Avalanche, and then Gabriel Landeskog scored the only goal in the shootout.Landeskog scored on the first shot and then Varlamov took over. He stopped...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov makes 33 saves, shines in shootout; Avs beat Blues

DENVER (AP) Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and then stopped all three attempts in the shootout, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Friday night. Nathan MacKinnon scored in the final minute of regulation to rally the Avalanche, and then Gabriel Landeskog scored the only goal in the shootout. Landeskog started the shootout with a goal and then Varlamov took...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon on former juniors teammate Drouin: 'He wants responsibility'

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon played his junior hockey alongside beleaguered Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin, and given that MacKinnon told reporters the two have stayed in touch over the years, it was only natural for MacKinnon to weigh in on the recent trade rumors surrounding Drouin.The 20-year-old Drouin reportedly asked for a trade out of Tampa Bay...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A look back at the star-studded 2013 NHL Draft

The NHL draft tends to be pretty predictable. The vast majority of top picks turn into star players. If you’re picking in the top 10, there’s a good chance you’re getting a solid player at the very least. Picks 11-20 are filled with boom-or-bust type players. You’ll get your Marek Zagrapan types, but you’ll also get the Vlad Tarasenkos of the world. After the first round...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

A look back at the star-studded 2013 NHL Draft

The NHL draft tends to be pretty predictable. The vast majority of top picks turn into star players. If you’re picking in the top 10, there’s a good chance you’re getting a solid player at the very least. Picks 11-20 are filled with boom-or-bust type players. You’ll get your Marek Zagrapan types, but you’ll also get the Vlad Tarasenkos of the world. After the first round...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues again fail to protect late lead, fall to Avalanche 4-3 in OT

DENVER -- Gabriel Landeskog scored at 4:44 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied late Wednesday night to beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3.Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene and Mikhail Grigorenko also scored for the Avalanche, who handed the Blues their fourth straight loss.Landeskog got the winner when St. Louis goalie Jake Allen lost a race to the puck near the right circle. John...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for the past week with the Colorado Avalanche

All statistics referenced were accurate as of Tuesday morning. THE GOOD 1. Forward Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick for the Colorado Avalanche Monday night, his second in the past year. Seeing MacKinnon getting back on the boards is a great post-Christmas gift. Seeing him ring up three scores brings hope for more scoring in the New Year. 2. Center Carl Soderberg’s play continues...
Via BSN Denver
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Special Teams Triumph, Avalanche Beat Sharks 6-3

  WHERE/WHEN December 28, 2015 Game 37 SAP Center San Jose, California HIGHLIGHTS One night after losing a third period lead to the Arizona Coyotes, the Avalanche scored a pair of third period goals to bury the Sharks in San Jose. The Avalanche hit a number of milestones tonight, breaking a multi-year losing streak in San Jose, scoring 4 power play goals for the first time...
Via BSN Denver
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon gets hat trick, Avalanche beat Sharks 6-3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored twice on power plays and added an empty-net goal, Carl Soderberg and Blake Comeau also scored on power plays and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Sharks 6-3 on Monday night to end a 13-game losing streak in San Jose. Matt Duchene also scored, and the Avalanche won their fourth straight on the road to improve to 6-1-1 over their last...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche search for scoring with a switch at center

The Colorado Avalanche have been at the top of the NHL’s goals-per-game statistic for most of the season. Finding ways to score goals has not been an issue for the team as a whole. The Avalanche have had a successful month of December, but in comparison to the rest of the season the scoring has slightly diminished. Head coach Patrick Roy feels the scoring production could improve...
Via Mile High Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche didn't work on much in their last practice, though they are making some line changes to help their top unit. John Mitchell and Nathan MacKinnon will switch lines for the Avalanche on Sunday night when they face an Arizona Coyotes team that has dropped six straight on the road. Colorado (17-17-1) got back to work at practice Saturday after having a season...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild blank Avalanche, 3-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of injured Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.Dubnyk left a scoreless game with a lower-body injury midway through the second period after making 11 saves. Kuemper kept the shutout intact to earn his first win of the season.Matt Dumba opened the scoring on...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Abundance of centers proves advantageous for Colorado Avalanche

Much like the team of two seasons ago, the Colorado Avalanche have an abundance of centers on their roster. As a result, they have found versatility with their line combinations as well as face-off scenarios. The depth at the center position is giving the Avalanche a strategic advantage in several areas on the ice. As long as the goals and wins continue to come, the current line...
Via Mile High Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche top line is supported by roster depth

The Colorado Avalanche’s top line, consisting of Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, has been producing at a high level since the first game they skated together. With a mixture of speed, skill and a little toughness, this line can be credited with boosting the Colorado offense and possibly reviving the season for Duchene. Since its creation, it has felt like this...
Via Mile High Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Roy Report: Scoring, defense, goaltending and preparing for a win streak

Welcome to the Roy Report! Every Wednesday, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy peels back the curtain on the team during an in-depth radio interview on FM 104.3 The Fan. Even if you missed it, BSN Denver has your back, providing both a recap and analysis to keep you up to speed. 1. Play of the Week – Matt Duchene’s goal – his 13th – against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory...
Via BSN Denver
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the past week with the Colorado Avalanche

THE GOOD 1. The ‘Nines’ line composed of forwards Nathan MacKinnon (2 goal, 2 assist), Matt Duchene (2 goal, 3 assists) and Gabriel Landeskog (2 goal, 5 assists) continue to rack up points. While Duchene lost his consecutive point streak earlier in the week, he set a club record on Saturday night against the Jets for goals scored in November by tallying his 11th goal of the...
Via BSN Denver
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the past week with the Colorado Avalanche

  THE GOOD  Forward Matt Duchene found his sweet spot and rediscovered ways to score. In the last four games, he scored four goals and four assists totaling eight points. He was even named one of the NHL three stars of the week on November 16th. His resurgence to the scoring leader everyone knows he can be bodes well for the future of the Avalanche, once the rest of the team...
Via BSN Denver
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Nathan MacKinnon wants a long-term extension with the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche haven’t exactly proved that they’re willing to pull out their wallets when it comes to keeping their young stars in town — just ask Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly. And whether letting those guys walk was the right decision or not, it definitely hasn’t sat well with a lot of Avalanche fans. In the coming months and years, though, they’ll have a...
Via Mile High Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon becoming a star despite team’s failures

Nathan MacKinnon’s rookie season went about as well as possible. The 2013 first overall pick won the Calder Trophy, put up 63 points and led the Colorado Avalanche from 29th overall the year before his arrival to a 112-point season and the Central Division title. The Avs fell in seven games in the opening round but the hockey world was abuzz about MacKinnon. Since the lockout...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon is becoming a star despite being overshadowed by rookies and his team’s failures

Nathan MacKinnon’s rookie season went about as well as possible. The 2013 first overall pick won the Calder Trophy, put up 63 points and led the Colorado Avalanche from 29th overall the year before his arrival to a 112-point season and the Central Division title. The Avs fell in seven games in the opening round but the hockey world was abuzz about MacKinnon. Since the lockout,...
Via Bloguin Best
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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