Avs' Matt Duchene unlikely to return for first-round series

The Colorado Avalanche may have gotten by the Minnesota Wild in dramatic fashion in Game 1, but it sure would be nice for them to have leading scorer Matt Duchene back. That probably won't happen in the first round series according to head coach Patrick Roy. Duchene has been out since suffering a knee injury on March 29. The initial prognosis was that Duchene would miss roughly...
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MacKinnon takes first Stanley Cup Playoffs in stride

Patrick Roy has been watching the Nathan MacKinnon show for three years, two in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and as Colorado Avalanche coach since training camp, and it never gets old. "I've been impressed with him from the first time I saw him play a game," Roy said Friday. "From there to now, his game goes up. He's been so receptive to teaching...
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MacKinnon takes first Stanley Cup Playoffs in stride

Patrick Roy has been watching the Nathan MacKinnon show for three years, two in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and as Colorado Avalanche coach since training camp, and it never gets old. "I've been impressed with him from the first time I saw him play a game," Roy said Friday. "From there to now, his game goes up. He's been so receptive to teaching...
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 4/19/14 @ 8:30PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (0-1) 4.0 Goals For (6th) 5.0 Goals Against (15th) 50% Power Play (2nd) 100% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 3. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 5. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 0A = 1pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 4 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s 3. #9 Mikko...
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Yeo argues Wild need to be more physical with rookie MacKinnon

Rookie forward Nathan MacKinnon didn’t wilt under the pressure of making his postseason debut. The 18-year-old forward had three assists to help Colorado earn a 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota on Thursday. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed by Wild coach Mike Yeo, who wants to see his team make an adjustment when playing against MacKinnon in Game 2 on Saturday. “We didn’t...
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Ty Lawson celebrates goal at Colorado Avalanche playoff game

In case you didn’t know already, the NHL playoffs are in full swing and the Colorado Avalanche faced off against the Minnesota Wild last night in game one of their playoff series. One of the notable names in attendance at the game was Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson and he decided to do a little bit of Instagramming during the game. Lawson had seats right next to the boards and...
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Sights & Sounds: Stastny's OT winner

Headphone users beware. "Hear what it sounded like on the ice for Paul Stastny's game-winning goal in overtime of game 1 of the Avalanche's Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Wild." Source: NHLVideo.
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Colorado Avalanche put their unmatched resiliency on display in Game 1

 Sometimes it really does feel like hockey games are scripted. If one could write a script for how Game 1 of the opening round series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild would go, that script wouldn't be nearly as good as what actually happened. As they have done so many times this season, the Avalanche practically stole a victory last night. Colorado trailed...
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All Those Goals

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, So were you like me, watching the first two nights of the NHL playoffs on television and thinking you’d stepped into a time machine? Suddenly, it was 1986, all over again. Wayne and the boys were lighting it up out West. Bossy and his gang were still a force in the East. Was that Peter Stastny scoring key goals for Quebec, or...
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Erik Johnson saves an empty net goal (Video)

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saves the game clinching empty net goal. I want to know why this wasn’t a penalty? Delay of game, I would say. Maybe not.
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Paul Stastny ties game, then scores in OT to lift Avs over Wild

With 3:01 remaining Patrick Roy pulled Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tied the Minnesota Wild 4-4 with 13.4 seconds left in the third period. Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night. “That overtime one, all five guys end up touching...
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Paul Stastny’s Heroics Help Lead Avalanche Past Wild In OT (Videos)

The Minnesota Wild came this close Thursday night to upsetting the Colorado Avalanche in the opening game of the Western Conference quarterfinals. With the Wild up a goal and Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on the bench with less than two minutes to play in the third, Minnesota’s Erik Houda lofted the puck out of his own zone toward the open Avs net. A goal would have iced the...
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Videos- Your OT Goals From Last Night

First, Alex Steen with a goal early in triple OT...   Then below, some magic from Paul Stastny... Continue reading "Videos- Your OT Goals From Last Night"
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WATCH: Avs' Erik Johnson saves empty net goal at last second

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson racing back and made an incredible play to stop an empty net goal and save the game in the late stages of the third period during Thursday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Minnesota.The Avalanche were down 4-3 when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater with three minutes left in regulation. With the Avalanche...
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Paul Stastny OT goal gives Colorado Avalanche victory over Minnesota Wild in Game 1

The #WhyNotUs Avalanche seemed to be headed toward a #BecauseThat'sWhy answer from the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Thursday night. A team that appeared nervous much of the night in a favored, home-ice role against the Wild regrouped to pull out a nearly miraculous 5-4 overtime victory at a sold-out, delirious Pepsi Center....
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Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net

The Minnesota Wild were up 4-3 and had a chance to clinch the first game of the series but Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saved the day. Johnson’s amazing hustle to keep the puck out of the net kept the Avs in the game, and allowed Paul Stastny to tie the game with 13 seconds left. [@cjzero] The post Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net appeared...
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Wild lose late lead, fall 5-4 in overtime to Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy's postseason debut behind...
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Paul Stastny Scores Game Tying And OT Winner For Avalanche In Game 1 Over Wild (VIDEO)

Photo courtesy of @Avalanche Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche not only tied the game up with fifteen seconds left in regulation, but he won the game seven minutes and twenty-seven seconds into overtime as well.  Statsny’s second of the night gives the Avalanche a 1-0 series lead over the Minnesota Wild, who fall to 4-17 in their last 21 playoff games. Nathan MacKinnon made...
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Missed opportunities in the 3rd period come back to haunt Wild in 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado

Nino Niederreiter scraps with Nathan MacKinnon. I remember the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs for a lot of reasons.  It was the year in the Western Conference where seeds didn’t matter at all as #7 Minnesota and #8 Anaheim made it to the Conference Finals.  The Ducks demonstrated that a hot goaltender in current Colorado backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere and a timely offense can get to...
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Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for Jake Hazan and I. We decided that we would put together some questions and explain some of the reasons for the Colorado Avalanche making the playoffs this season, as well as do a little looking ahead to the first-round matchup between the Avs and the Minnesota Wild. Who would you consider to...
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Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...
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NHL Playoffs Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Nathan MacKinnon has proved to be a useful acquisition for the Avalanche. Can he help them win in the playoffs? (via CBC) The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will face-off Thursday in what will perhaps be one of the most interesting and intense opening series of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Both the Avalanche and Wild are teams looking to make names for themselves. Though...
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Wild, Avalanche amped up for Game 1 of playoff series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason. Perhaps it's only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. "Am I nervous? I say...
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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…Read more →The post Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche

By Jeff Richardson – Published on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM  Oh how sweet it is to finally say the Colorado Avalanche are back in the playoffs. Not to mention it comes after a very disappointing couple of seasons. For the longest time it looked like the Avalanche would have to face the […]
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