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O’Reilly, Avs beat the Bruins in a shootout

In their last game before the All-Star break, the Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the Boston Bruins late in third period before winning the shootout to earn two important points in the standings. Ryan O’Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left on the clock and Nathan MacKinnon scored the decisive goal in the shootout. It was no surprise to get a low scoring result in a game featuring...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

O'Reilly's tying goal helps Avalanche to shootout win over Bruins

  Ryan O'Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in regulation, and Nathan MacKinnon had the only goal in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado, and Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Boston shots in the tiebreaker. Torey Krug and Brad Marchand had Bruins goals in regulation in the final...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

O'Reilly's tying goal helps Avalanche to SO win over Bruins

DENVER (AP) Ryan O'Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in regulation, and Nathan MacKinnon had the only goal in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado, and Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Boston shots in the tiebreaker. Torey Krug and Brad Marchand had Bruins goals in regulation in...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
6 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon's goal helps Avs to 4-3 win over Stars

DENVER (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov stops 54 shots as Avalanche blank Blackhawks 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Touching Gatorade Ad Features NHL Stars Trying Their Hand At Sledge Hockey

A fantastic new spot from Gatorade features some of the NHL’s biggest stars – including Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, and Nathan MacKinnon – surprising an unsuspecting group of sledge hockey players from Ontario at a rink this past summer. Not only do the NHL stars hang out with the Cruisers for a little bit, they Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Power outage

The Colorado Avalanche rely on their young core to get their offense moving. However, to this point in 2014-2015, it isn’t working. Nathan MacKinnon: 1 goal. Gabe Landeskog: 0 goals. Matt Duchene: 2 goals. Ryan O’Reilly: 3 goals. That’s it. 6 goals from the men who are supposed to be the cornerstones of the organization in the entire month of December. And yet, 4-5-3 is the...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NHL players are due for a change in luck?

Will a player continue his current production level or will he fall off at some point? There’s a number that can help with this assessment and it is generally thought of as one of the most reliable analytic numbers current available. A  statistic that is commonly referred to by those indicating luck is PDO. PDO is the sum of on ice shooting percentage and save percentage. It...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part III

The Colorado Avalanche are not the same team they were last season. But, it begs the question: were they even supposed to be? This is the third part of a set of stories analyzing how the first 20 games or so of the Colorado Avalanche season has gone. You can read the first story here, and the second story here. In this final installment of this series, we’ll look at the individuals...
Via isportsweb.com
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon leads Avalanche three stars of the week

After a four-day stretch without any hockey, the Colorado Avalanche played just two games last week. They overcame a rash of injuries to split the two home contests, losing to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday, and overcoming a third period deficit to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night. The Avs are starting to get things on track with three...
Via Mile High Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part II

Since the time the first part of this story – which you can read here – was posted, the Colorado Avalanche have won a pair of games to wrap up an East-Coast road-trip. Both of those games, like half of the games the Avalanche played last year, were 1-goal games. Despite the current 2-game winning streak, the Colorado Avalanche still sit in 6th place in their division, above only...
Via isportsweb.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores tying goal, lifts Avs in SO

NEW YORK (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored the tying goal in the third period and then connected in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. MacKinnon started the tiebreaker with a goal, and Alex Tanguay added one in the third round. Semyon Varlamov stopped Mats Zuccarello and then Lee Stempniak on the final attempt...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part I

The Colorado Avalanche rely on their young core to get their offense moving. And it isn’t working. The Colorado Avalanche, the darlings of the NHL from a year ago, are back to where they were prior to Patrick Roy’s triumphant return: a dumpster fire. Or are they a dumpster fire? Well, let’s look into that. First things first, by record, the Colorado Avalanche are 4-8-5 through...
Via isportsweb.com
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche comeback falls short in Philadelphia

The Colorado Avalanche third period rally fell just short as they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The first period was uneventful until Nathan MacKinnon took an ill-advised five-minute boarding penalty that changed the course of the game at 19:07 of the opening frame. MacKinnon clearly didn’t have intent to cause an injury, but the...
Via Mile High Sports
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon earns 5-minute major for boarding Luke Schenn (Video)

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon was given a 5-minute major for boarding after catching Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn in the back with a crosscheck during the final minute of the first period in Saturday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.As Schenn was chasing the puck behind the Flyers net, MacKinnon put his stick in Schenn's back, sending Schenn flying...
Via Holdout Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov, MacKinnon stand out as Avalanche blank Islanders

  Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a power play...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Islanders 5-0

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey: Buy Low Candidates

Nathan MacKinnonSource: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Sometimes in fantasy hockey, one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure. Disappointment early on in a season can cause fantasy owners to trade away players who are off to a terrible start.  Some players will have a disappointing year, while others will turn it around and help fantasy owners win a championship...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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