Avalanche lose in OT, waste great outing by Pickard

It took the Pittsburgh Penguins 63 and a half minutes and 48 shots to beat Calvin Pickard, but they came away with a 1-0 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche at the CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury earned his sixth shutout of the season and Blake Comeau provided the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Eastern Conference leading Penguins (21-6-4...
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Gif Cap: Pens vs Av’s

12/18/14  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche (Final score: 1-0, Overtime Win) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt   [Goal] Comeau (Malkin, Scuderi)   Comeau is all smiles at the end of the game!     Video Source: Pens TV/Root Sports  
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 31, Penguins vs. Avalanche Recap by @DXTraeger

Missing from this picture are the Penguins' outstanding Third JerseysThe Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Colorado Avalanche tonight, with the Pens enjoying their fourth consecutive game at home.Lineup changes for the Penguins included Sidney Crosby returning to the ice after missing time with the mumps, Beau Bennett missing his second straight game (mumps), and after numerous call...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 31: Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins

Colorado Avalanche (10-13-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (20-6-4) 7:00 – NHLN, ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The big news here is Marc-Andre Fleury has passed the baseline Mumps test and will be starting in goal tonight.  Thomas Greiss may have it, however.  I may have it.  You may have it.  Who knows anymore, really.  Jeff Zatkoff (yes, Jeff Zatkoff...
Via The Pensblog
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stuart set to play in milestone 1,000th game

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart is scheduled to play in his 1,000th regular-season NHL game when the puck drops Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Stuart – a veteran of 15 NHL seasons – will become the 100th defensemen (293rd player overall) in the history of the league to skate in 1,000 games. The 35-year-old will return to the lineup after...
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Key Observations Heading Into Game 31 Between the Penguins and Avalanche

By: Gemma Fagan (@gcfagan86) Last season, both Pittsburgh and Colorado skated away with a victory in their opponent’s barn. Their first encounter on the October 21 2013 saw the Avalanche’s captain Gabriel Landeskog lone goal in the second period seal the deal for the visitors 0-1, but the Pens were able to return the favor when they visited the Pepsi Center on April 6, 2014...
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Stuart and Bordeleau activated from the IR

Reinforcements are on the way for the Colorado Avalanche, as the club activated defenseman Brad Stuart and enforcer Patrick Bordeleau from the inured reserve on Tuesday. Stuart, who missed the last 16 games with a hamstring injury, is expected to play in the Avs’ next game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. The game will be the 1000th of Stuart’s 15-year career. “He...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barret Jackson Fights Jarome Iginla, Makes New Friend From Penalty Box (Video)

Hockey is a funny game. After St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackson engaged in a spirited bout with Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche toward the end of the first period of Saturday night’s game, the blue-liner showed off his softer side and made a friend from the penalty box. The second period began with the two players still having to serve a good chunk of their major...
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Flyers add Rick Pracey, amateur scout, to staff

  View image | The Philadelphia Flyers have added former Colorado Avalanche scout Rick Pracey to their staff. Pracey will assume the role amateur scout. Pracey had been the director of scouting for the Avalanche. This may seem like a minor move by the organization but the reality is, it's a very good one. Pracey is responsible for drafting some very good...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog earns top star of the week with leadership

The Colorado Avalanche broke a four-game losing streak in the process of earning a 1-1-1 record in the second week of December. The Avalanche were shutout by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, put an end to their losing streak with a third period comeback victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, and fell in overtime to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Colorado managed to pick...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bigras Among Five Initial Cuts by Team Canada

Hockey Canada has made its first group of cuts on Sunday, with returning defenseman Chris Bigras being potentially the biggest surprise out of all. Bigras, a prospect with the Colorado Avalanche, was a member of the fourth place Canadian World Junior team. It’s uncharacteristic for Canada to make such a decision for a returning player, but following a sub-par performance during...
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Johnson nets two, Avalanche still lose

St. Louis 3, Colorado 2 When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 13, 2014 Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Referees: Francois St. Laurent, Brad Watson Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Darren Gibbs Attendance: 17806 By SportsDirect Inc. Blues 3, Avalanche 2 (OT): T.J. Oshie decided not to wait for the shootout to become the hero, scoring 63 seconds into overtime to extend visiting St. Louis’...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Of Adding Captain Calvin Pickard? Make It So!

Before the season started I cautioned against drafting Semyon Varlamov expecting a repeat of last season and sure enough he sucked up the joint hard to start the year then hit IR with a bum groin. He came back, sucked it up so more and then exited once more with the same injury. Again he returned and again he sucked and yet again he re-injured the same groin and is now down for “a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Avalanche, Jets captains fight

              The captains for both the Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche decided to give their teams a spark in the second period of a 1-1 game. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and Jets captain Andrew Ladd dropped their gloves just before a face off and went toe-to-toe. The Avalanche erased a 3-1 deficit in the final...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche beat Jets in shootout as Duchene leads way

  Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Calvin Pickard had 30 saves through overtime and stopped two more shots with the game on the line, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla also had regulation goals as Colorado stopped a four-game skid. Mark...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche beat Jets 4-3 in shootout

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Calvin Pickard had 30 saves through overtime and stopped two more shots with the game on the line, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla also had regulation goals as Colorado stopped a four-game skid...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

McGinn’s undergoes surgery; Everberg activated

Jamie McGinn underwent successful back surgery on Wednesday, and the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to get the 26-year-old forward back this season. McGinn, who has four goals and six points in 19 games this season, will have one year left on his two-year contract with the Avs at the end of the season. He is an underrated player and the Avalanche will miss his versatility, energy...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche shutout by Predators in Denver

Pekka Rinne stopped 25 shots and earned his 35th career shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night. The Avalanche (9-13-6) have already been shutout four times this season after being shutout just once all of last season. The Avs have now lost four straight and five of their last six. Rinne’s league-leading 18th win moved...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov out; Avs recall Pickard, Carey, Rendulic

Semyon Varlamov, who aggravated his groin injury in practice on Monday, is expected to miss multiple weeks after undergoing an MRI on Monday that revealed that his groin is not at 100 percent. This is already the third time this season that the Colorado Avalanche’s starting goalie has been forced from the lineup due to his ongoing groin issues, which also plagued him early in his...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov out again with groin injury

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will miss Tuesday’s matchup with the Nashville Predators, as his troublesome groin injury has flared up yet again. It marks the third time this season that Varlamov has been forced to miss time due to his ongoing groin issue. The 26-year-old also missed time early in his career with the Washington Capitals while battling a groin injury...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche podcast: All is not lost

In this episode of our Colorado Avalanche podcast, hosts JJ Jerez and Nathan Roth discuss the Avs recent struggles along with their continued injury woes. The Avalanche have a chance to get back on track with three home games against divisional opponents in the upcoming week. Tune in for the latest news and analysis about the Avalanche!
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Reilly emerges as top star of the week

The Colorado Avalanche failed to register a win in three games in the week ending on Dec. 7th, compiling a record of 0-2-1. The club blew leads and lost one-goal games to the Montréal Canadiens and Calgary Flames before taking a 6-2 beating at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets. Although they didn’t win a game, the Avalanche were in two of the contests until the closing whistle and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: McGinn to have back surgery next week

The Colorado Avalanche are about to lose Jamie McGinn. For how long, it will depend on the surgery he will undergo mid-next week. #459131074 / McGinn has not played a game since mid-November. He will be undergoing surgery on his back. The surgery could end his season...but depending on the extent and how it goes he could return before the end of the season...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs blow third period lead vs Calgary

In the first of three meetings this season, the Calgary Flames came from behind in the third period to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime. The Flames (17-8-2) seem to have caught a hold of the magic the Avalanche (9-11-6) had last season. Former Avalanche coach Bob Hartley picked up his 400th career regular-season win in the contest. “I’m happy for him, but I wish...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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