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Avs win 50th of the season with victory over Blues

The Avalanche won its 50th game of the season Saturday in crushing the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues 4-0 on their home ice. The Blues were plenty frustrated by it, too, and got a pound of flesh at the end when Blues forward David Backes jumped on top of Avs star rookie Nathan MacKinnon and punched him, appearing to hurt MacKinnon. It marked the end of a very chippy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog leads Avalanche to high-scoring win at Nashville

Five players combined for eight goals Tuesday night in a double-troubling game for goaltenders at Bridgestone Arena. The Avalanche's execution was poor at times, but the result was perfect. Colorado emerged victorious over Nashville 5-4 in a shootout. The likely playoff-bound Avs (45-21-6) got skilled goals from captain Gabe Landeskog (two), Cody McLeod and Nick Holden and managed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson stones 31 to shut out Avs, Bruins run winning streak to 11

Boston Bruins' centerman Patrice Bergeron beats Colorado defenseman Nick Holden to start Boston's scoringIt seems that the recipe for beating the Boston Bruins is to skate fast, beat them to the pucks on the boards and to goad them into stupid penalties that cause them to be short-handed.But for it to work, especially during their machine-like ten game winning streak...
Via BruinsLife
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson stones 31 to shut out Avs, Bruins run winning streak to 11

Boston Bruins' centerman Patrice Bergeron beats Colorado defenseman Nick Holden to start Boston's scoringIt seems that the recipe for beating the Boston Bruins is to skate fast, beat them to the pucks on the boards and to goad them into stupid penalties that cause them to be short-handed.But for it to work, especially during their machine-like ten game winning streak, it...
Via Little Blog of Hate
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/3/14

Ever since Goon was snubbed, I've been unable to watch the Oscars The Top Line They really tried to play outside in Vancouver yesterday, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBC, NHL.Com, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 (OT) - Claude Giroux scored twice and Alexander Ovechkin scired 0. And there you go. San Jose...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs' defensemen score four goals in win over Tampa Bay Lightning

It took a season, albeit a lockout-shortened one, for the Avalanche to get five goals from defensemen in 2012-13. It took 43 minutes to get one fewer than that total as the Avs' defensemen score four Sunday night. This is just one of the many reasons the Avs are almost certainly going to the playoffs this spring. On a night when not every forward line had it going, the Avs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning falter in third period in loss to Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots and Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight. Johnson scored the go-ahead goal at 16:05 of the third when he pinched in to steal...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche get road victory over Predators

Before Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators, Paul Stastny said it would be important for the Avalanche to get off to a good start. That's exactly what the Avs did, and it proved to be the difference. Colorado jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period against the Predators and was able to hold on in the third period en route to a 5-4 victory despite a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice to lift Avalanche over Predators

The Colorado Avalanche and goalie Semyon Varlamov are playing so well this season that they're even winning in Music City. Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds show character, almost climb out of four-goal hole

When the puck dropped at 7:07pm Central, Devan Dubnyk became the fifth goalie to play for the Nashville Predators this season. Unfortunately, he didn’t fare much better than the others. “He’s been in the league a long time and I’ve seen a lot better games from him,” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “He’ll get better. It was his first game. Plus, we gave him very little...
Via Section 303
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice, Avalanche beat Predators 5-4

Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its past 10 games. The Avalanche earned their first win in Nashville since Jan. 6, 2009, ending a 0-6-1 skid. Goalie Semyon...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about how the two use to bathe together (pic)

Awk—–ward. That’s about the only word that can be used to explain the above sign that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden was greeted with as his team faced the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at Rexall Place. Holden has only had a few short stints on NHL rosters during his young career (five games in […]The post Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Varlamov leads Avs over Capitals

The Colorado Avalanche are off to a soaring start, even if they pretend they're nothing more than an average team. Little mind games in order to keep winning them. ''We're playing like we're a .500 hockey team and not a 14-2 team. That's the key,'' Matt Duchene said. ''You stay grounded and you stay humble and hungry.'' Semyon Varlamov...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Red-hot Avalanche improve to 14-2, its best start after 16 games with 4-1 victory over Caps

Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is undoubtedly a player's coach. His Avalanche players are seemingly willing to run through walls for the rookie NHL bench boss who oozes passion and intensity. It's infectious, and Avs fans are not immune. The Pepsi Center wasn't quite sold out Sunday but the excitement inside the building harkened memories of Roy's glory days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Varlamov leads Avs to 4-1 win over Capitals

Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots and Nick Holden scored his first NHL goal to break a second-period tie, lifting the soaring Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Patrick Bordeleau, P.A. Parenteau and Gabriel Landeskog also added goals for the Avalanche, who are off to a franchise-best 14-2 start under new coach Patrick Roy. Before this season...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs' Ryan Wilson hit with more bad luck

Ryan Wilson's injury-plagued NHL career has taken another unfortunate turn. The Avalanche defenseman, who missed much of last season because of ankle injuries and most of training camp and the early part of this season because of a knee injury, will now be lost to a back injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said Wilson will be out a minimum of two weeks with the latest injury...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche holds on to defeat Flames, improves to 13-2

One of the top slogans for the Avalanche this season is: We don't lose two in a row. After 15 games of their NHL season, the Avs still haven't. On Friday night before a near-sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center, the Avs won a thrilling 4-2 decision over the Calgary Flames to improve to 13-2. "That's what we've been telling ourselves. We're doing our best to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche to play longshots Guenin and Holden in NHL openers

Journeymen NHL defensemen Nate Guenin and Nick Holden were considered longshots to even make the Avalanche's opening-night roster. But first-year coach Patrick Roy said each will play during Colorado's first two games. Guenin will be paired with Tyson Barrie in Wednesday's season-opener against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center and Holden will replace Guenin on Friday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Sadowski: Intriguing competition for final D spots

And then there were three: three defensemen competing for two places on the Avalanche's 23-man opening night roster. The Avalanche today assigned Stefan Elliott to the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, leaving Matt Hunwick and free-agent signees Nick Holden and Nate Guenin to battle it out for those extra spots. In somewhat of a surprise move, coach Patrick...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

These are Patrick Roy’s projected top-six defensive pairings *as of now

Coach Roy listed his top-six defensive pairings as of now after practice this morning. Roy also disclosed that he will keep 13 forwards and eight defensemen on the regular roster when the season starts Wednesday. Roy said the pairings again as of now subject to change possibly are: Andre Benoit-Erik Johnson Ryan Wilson-Tyson Barrie Jan Hejda-Corey Sarich Of course Ryan Wilson ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Ryan O’Reilly With The Shorthanded, OT, Spin-o-rama Goal

from Mike Chambers of All Things Avs, I will soon take a picture of Ryan O’Reilly’s stick and post in this blog. Long story short: his specially made twigs have a hook at the toe, creating a gutter-like affect that helps him make spin-move shots. That’s partly why he was able to score his sensational OT goal tonight against the Los Angeles Kings to complete a 4-3 come...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Colorado Avalanche

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Colorado Avalanche. By:  Ken Will (@PensNation_Ken) 2013 Season: 16-25-7, 39 pts (5th Northwest Division, 15th Eastern Conference)   Additions: D Nate Guenin (ANA) D Andre Benoit (OTT) D Nick Holden (CBJ) RW Guillaume Desbiens...
Via The PensNation
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche Sign Nick Holden To Two Year Deal by   Steven Ellis

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Nick Holden to a two-year deal. Holden played junior hockey for the Camrose Kodiaks and Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL (junior A) and the Chilliwack Bruins of the WHL. Holden signed with the Blue Jackets as an undrafted free agent and spent two seasons playing for the American...
Via The Hockey House
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Springfield Falcons 3

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, April 5, 2013 - The Connecticut Whale picked up a critical 4-3 win over the Springfield Falcons on Friday at the XL Center. Despite being outshot severely in the first period, and trailing two goals early on, the Whale climbed back and scored four unanswered goals in the second to secure the win. Kris Newbury assisted three scoring efforts for Connecticut...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackets facing a statement game vs Kings

The Los Angeles Kings feel it may be good to get away to the Midwest as they continue a five-game road trip. The Kings hope to take advantage of an injury-plagued Columbus Blue Jackets' blue line when these teams meet Tuesday night. Los Angeles (2-3-2) opened this stretch with Saturday's 7-4 loss at Anaheim. Now the defending Stanley Cup champions will try to make up ground...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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