NATHAN MACKINNON NEWS

Cody McLeod, Gabriel Landeskog fined for late-game antics

Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each have been fined for their actions during the final seconds of Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild. From the NHL: McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation. Directly off a face...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Differing Opinions of the Wild Dismantling the Av's

As I mentioned yesterday, I am not anti-fighting. I understand the hockey code and I don't think fighting should be taken out of the NHL game. I recently covered this subject in another post at the Hockey Writers. the NHL game is evolving, and fighting is becoming less prevalent. That’s a positive development. In today’s game, there’s not a lot of room on an NHL roster for...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators overpower Avalanche in Nashville

The Colorado Avalanche came out flat and got beat down, 5-2, by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Pekka Rinne was hardly tested as the Avalanche (26-24-11) mustered just eight shots in the first 40 minutes. The Predators (41-13-7) have now won six straight at home – allowing only seven goals in those contests. They improved to 23-1-3 when leading after...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs edge the Lightning in Denver

Led by Nathan MacKinnon’s first career hat trick, the Colorado Avalanche edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in Denver on Sunday night. Colorado managed five goals on just 18 shots on net against rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. At just 19 years of age, MacKinnon became the youngest player in Avalanche history to record a hat trick. Last year’s Calder Trophy winner had not...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Finish Strong But Fall 5-4 To Avs

Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists for the Lightning and Nikita Kucherov added a goal and an assist. Ondrej Palat and Brett Connolly also scored, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Avalanche who won 5-4 behind Nathan MacKinnon‘s first NHL hat trick and Semyon Varlamov‘s timely saves. The Bolts got off quickly as Ondrej Palat scored his 15th goal of the year at 10:53 assisted...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Stars can't keep up with Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla and Nathan MacKinnon had goals for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game skid. They have beat the Stars in all four of their meetings this season. Jason Spezza scored and goaltender Jhonas Enroth had 26 saves...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
16 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ offense sputters in loss to Detroit

In a game that was nationally televised on NBC Sports Network, the Detroit Red Wings shutout the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 in Denver on Thursday night. The contest was closer than the final score indicted as the Red Wings (30-12-9) scored two empty-net goals in the closing minutes. The Avalanche (22-19-11) beat the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout in Detroit in the only other meeting between...
Via Mile High Sports
25 days ago  |  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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