COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

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
20 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche And Wild Get Extremely Chippy, Punches Thrown Between Benches

GIF: Cody McLeod crashes the net, Devan Dubnyk gives him a good solid two-handed whack. Goal. pic.twitter.com/OIuWJi59hw — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2015 The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild were rather hostile towards one another on Saturday night. It started when Avalanche forward Cody McLeod took a shot at Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and […] The post The Avalanche And...
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clutch efforts from 4th line and penalty kill lead the charge in 3-1 road win over Colorado

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 21: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck as teammate Zach Parise #11 looks on along with Semyon Varlamov #1 and Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 1-0...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Wild are on the verge of the playoffs, and that makes Colorado angry

The Wild played Colorado in Denver tonight, and completed a full season beat down the Wild have had over the Avs. Not only that, but they knocked the Avs out of the playoffs last year as well. Basically, Minnesota has owned the Avalanche for about a year now. The Wild are running hot, and the Avalanche are not. With only 3 seconds left, Patrick Roy sent a goon in Cody McLeod out...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game #62: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 2/28/2015 @ 9:00PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (32-22-7)  71pts  5th in the Central 2.80 Goals For (12th) 2.59 Goals Against (15th) 15.7% Power Play (26th) 86.1% Penalty Kill (2nd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 25G 21 A = 46pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 12G 29A = 41pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 13G 26A = 39pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 28A = 38pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 21G 9A = 30pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout

Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied for sixth place in the Central Division with 63 points...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout

Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied for sixth place in the Central Division with 63 points...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rally, take care of Stars in shootout on O'Reilly's tally

  Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied for sixth place in the Central Division with 63...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout 5-4

DALLAS (AP) Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied for sixth place in the Central Division...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Stars Preview

Things seem to have gotten desperate enough for the Colorado Avalanche that coach Patrick Roy just pulled a goaltender with 12 minutes left in a game. The Avalanche will try to get their push for a second straight playoff berth back on track Saturday night by completing a season sweep of the Dallas Stars. Colorado (26-24-11) fell in Nashville 5-2 on Tuesday after winning four of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Effort buys the Avs a free pass

Sitting with a record of 26-24-11 on Feb. 25 seemed improbable when the season started for the Colorado Avalanche, but here we are. Patrick Roy’s second season behind the bench has been nothing short of disappointing. After winning the Central Division last season, Roy’s young squad now occupies the basement. Colorado’s only hope of making the playoffs is to complete the daunting...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs reassign Stefen Elliott

The Colorado Avalanche reassigned defenseman Stefan Elliott to the Lake Erie Monsters on Wednesday, the team announced on Twitter. The #Avs have reassigned Stefan Elliott to @monstershockey. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 25, 2015 The 24-year-old was called up from Lake Erie on Jan. 28, but failed to score a single point in five games played. Elliott was healthy...
Via Mile High Sports
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Avalanche a Top 20 Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Matt...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
Via isportsweb.com
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: GAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 PM The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep their potent attack on full display when they conclude their five-game western road trip Sunday night. Another offensive outburst could also give the Lightning enough to record their first road win against the Colorado Avalanche in over a decade. Tampa Bay (37-18-6), averaging a league-best...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford gives up embarrassing goal from center ice (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up an embarrassing goal on a puck dumped from center ice by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart during the third period of Friday night's game at the United Center.Stuart dumped the puck straight to Crawford, who tried to catch the Avs off guard by playing the puck. The puck took some funny hops and managed to sneak right under...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barrie's pair of goals leads Avalanche past Blackhawks

  Tyson Barrie had two goals and an assist, Gabriel Landeskog scored for the fifth straight game, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night. Colorado used a pair of costly interference penalties on Chicago to win for just the third time in its last eight games. Brad Stuart added his second goal of the season when goaltender Corey Crawford badly misplayed...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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