COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Varmalov makes 23 saves as Avalance shut out of Predators

  Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night. Jarome Iginla, Maxime Talbot, and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who earned an important win in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Colorado is trying to stay in the thick of the race after a slow start to the season. The...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators shut out by Avalanche

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night. Jarome Iginla, Maxime Talbot, and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who earned an important win in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Colorado is trying to stay in the thick of the race after a slow start to the season...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators shut out by Avalanche

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night. Jarome Iginla, Maxime Talbot, and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who earned an important win in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Colorado is trying to stay in the thick of the race after a slow start to the season...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Throughout the season, the Colorado Avalanche have been looking for fixes on their team, specifically on defense and now there is a name that has officially arrived in trade rumors that they should strongly consider: Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When Don Maloney said he wanted to blow things up in Arizona, we had no idea how serious […] The post Avs trade targets: Oliver Ekman-Larsson...
Via Along the Boards
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Predators-Avalanche Preview

Dominance at home is a big reason why the Nashville Predators are atop the Central Division, but they would like to be much more consistent on the road. Another meeting with the Colorado Avalanche could be a way to start. The Predators attempt to snap a season-high three-game road losing streak Friday night with a second victory over the Avalanche this week. Nashville (31-10-6) owns...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott recalled, scratched for Friday night

With Erik Johnson out for the next three to eight weeks, the Colorado Avalanche elected to recall Stefan Elliott form the Lake Erie Monsters in advance of Friday night’s matchup with the Nashville Predators. The offensive-minded defenseman was on the ice with the team at practice on Thursday. However, coach Patrick Roy said that Elliott will be healthy scratched for Friday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

I’m So Glad I Got Into Blogging And Not NHL Fighting

  So here we have Cody McLeod vs. Paul Gaustad last night in Nashville. Just another Tuesday night in January. It wasn’t a classic fight from either of the guys, but it was still a Tuesday night fight where McLeod was an inch away from breaking Gaustad’s nose with that right hook. Meanwhile, I was sitting on the couch with my feet up on the coffee table, blanket on the legs...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators win in overtime despite Avs’ rally

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with Semyon Varlamov pulled late in the third period, but the Nashville Predators still secured the victory when Craig Smith got behind the Avalanche defense and scored the decisive goal with 2:14 left in the overtime period. Remarkably, it was the third time in the last four games that the Avalanche (20-18-11) have...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators beat Avalanche in overtime, stay on top in Central Division

Nashville, TN -- In their first game back off the All-Star break, the Nashville Predators (31-10-5) saw two separate leads evaporate against the Colorado Avalanche (20-18-11) before Craig Smith's breakaway goal in overtime gave Nashville a 4-3 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS Inability to convert early chances meant Nashville had to dig out of a hole, again The Predators did enough out...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson out 3-8 weeks after knee scope

Colorado Avalanche no. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson is expected to miss three to eight weeks after undergoing a knee scope on Monday, head coach Patrick Roy announced. Coach Roy: He is, first of all, very disappointed about the situation. It’s out of our control. Nashville is what we need to focus on. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 26, 2015 Johnson sat out of Sunday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in...
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Stuart’s understated impact on the Avs’ turn around

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart had to wait 16 games while he sat out with a hamstring injury that he suffered in early November before he finally returned to play in his 1000th career game on Dec. 18 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Though his numbers don’t jump off the box score, the 35-year-old’s return to the line up has fortified the backend while allowing the...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 right winger?

  With his 14th goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla moved into 20th all-time in goals scored with 574. That puts him just three behind Mark Recchi for 19th on the all-time list and he’ll need to crack the 600 mark to get further than that. Having hit such a big milestone, I was left wondering: where does...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 all-time RW?

With his 14th goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla moved into 20th all-time in goals scored with 574. That puts him just three behind Mark Recchi for 19th on the all-time list and he’ll need to crack the 600 mark to get further than […] The post Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 all-time RW? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche will reportedly host 2015-16 outdoor game

Exciting news for Colorado Avalanche fans – according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Avalanche will host the Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks in next season’s NHL outdoor games. As I just said on @NBCSN pre-game show, expectation is NHL will announce this weekend outdoor games next season for COL and MIN. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie...
Via Mile High Sports
9 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche, Wild getting NHL outdoor games in 2016

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports The NHL will soon announce that the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will be hosting outdoor games next season, reports TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The league is expected to make the announcement during All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Columbus. The Avalanche are expected to host the Detroit Red Wings while the Wild will likely...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche need a new approach

What on earth has happened to the Colorado Avalanche? A few weeks ago, I wrote about a team that looked reinvigorated. At that time, the Avs were streaking in a positive direction, eventually going on to record a point in 14 of 18 contests during a month-long stretch from Dec. 11 to Jan. 17. Unfortunately as we sit here today, that column may have had more truth to it than just Colorado’s...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors swirling in Colorado

It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly have a strained relationship, dating back to an infamous offer sheet the forward signed with the Flames in 2013. The move stunned the Avalanche and its fan base, forcing the hand of then-GM Greg Sherman. Things escalated from there with an email from O’Reilly’s father, […] The post Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues beat the Avalanche for the fourth time this season

In their fifth and final meeting of the season, the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 at the Scottrade Center on Monday night. The Blues (29-13-4) won four of the five matchups between the clubs this season. The Avalanche (19-18-10) conclude their season-long five-game road trip with a disappointing 1-2-2 record. “It was the last game of our road trip – five games...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Myers for Ryan O’Reilly? Not going to happen

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Seemingly every year for the last 50 or so years, the annual trade rumor mill has featured two names consistently: Tyler Myers and Ryan O’Reilly. Now, not to defend those who perpetuate those rumors constantly, but there’s reason for it: O’Reilly can’t seem to ever agree on a long-term deal with the Colorado Avalanche, leaving him looking...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay, Iginla, and Barrie earn Avs’ three stars

Alex Tanguay, Jarome Iginla, and Tyson Barrie earned the Colorado Avalanche ‘s three stars for the week ending on Jan. 18 as the club managed a 1-1-2 record in the first four games of its current five-game road trip. The Avs lost to the Washington Capitals in regulation, fell to the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout, beat the Florida Panthers, and were edged by the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Mile High Sports
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reto Berra scores empty-netter in Lake Erie debut

In his Lake Erie Monster debut, Avalanche backup goaltender Reto Berra became the 11th goalie in AHL history to score a goal with an empty-netter late in a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Friday. Berra is just the seventh netminder to actually shoot the puck into the net in the league’s 79-year history. With the goalie pulled and about 90 seconds left in the game, the Wolves...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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