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NHL Releases 2014 Preseason Schedule, Colorado Avalanche Open on Sept. 22
August 20th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Nearly four months since the end of the last season for the Colorado Avalanche, we now know when they will next take the ice against another NHL team. On September 22 the Avalanche will open their seven game preseason at home against the Anaheim Ducks. That game will be the...

Season Cut Short as Game 7 Slips Away from the Colorado Avalanche
May 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
This one is hard to swallow. A season for the ages was cut tragically short last night as the Colorado Avalanche fell to the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in overtime in Game 7. A round one exit is a bitterly anticlimactic way for what was a spectacular season to end. Going...

The Stage is Set for the Colorado Avalanche’s First Game 7 Since 2003
April 29th, 2014 at 6:45 PM
So it all comes down to this. One game will decide if the Colorado Avalanche will earn their first playoff series win in six years or have their storybook season cut short. The Avalanche organization has been preparing for exactly this scenario for years, this year especially. Over the grind...

Despite a Better Showing on the Road, Colorado Avalanche Fall in Game 6
April 28th, 2014 at 11:27 PM
This isn't over yet. The Colorado Avalanche had a much better effort on the road in Game 6 than they did in Games 3 and 4 against the Minnesota Wild, but they still came up short of finishing the series, losing by a final score of 5-2. The last two...

Colorado Avalanche Use Script from Game 1 to Win Game 5
April 27th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
As the Colorado Avalanche were practicing in preparation for Game 5 of their first round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild, they knew there was no room for another sluggish performance. The series was tied at two games apiece, and the winner of game 5 at Pepsi Center would take...

Colorado Avalanche Helpless Again as Minnesota Wild Dominate Game 4
April 24th, 2014 at 11:05 PM
What is there to say about Game 4 of this opening round series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild? Aside from the fact that the Wild won by a 2-1 score that doesn't even begin to show how thoroughly they manhandled the Avalanche, it wasn't much to look...

Colorado Avalanche Moving on with Ryan Wilson Taking Tyson Barrie’s Spot
April 24th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
As the Colorado Avalanche prepare for Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild, defenseman Ryan Wilson will fill the void left by Tyson Barrie after he was taken out of the playoffs by Minnesota's Matt Cooke. Wilson is an experienced NHL defenseman who plays with plenty of physicality, and he is...

Colorado Avalanche Fall 1-0 in Overtime in Game 3, Tyson Barrie Injured
April 21st, 2014 at 9:12 PM
Despite a heroic performance from Vezina Trophy candidate Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche dropped Game 3 to the Minnesota Wild 1-0 tonight at Xcel Energy Center. Varlamov made 45 saves in what was arguably his best game of the entire season, but shot number 46 was the one that found its way...

Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Paul Stastny Take Control in Game 2
April 20th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
When the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild got underway in Game 2 of their first round series, the Wild were on a mission to assert themselves and put the Avalanche on their heels. Colorado's second line would have none of that. Team captain Gabriel Landeskog, rookie sensation Nathan MacKinnon...

Colorado Avalanche Prepare for a Determined Pushback from Minnesota Wild in Game 2
April 18th, 2014 at 9:06 PM
If the first game of this opening round series between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild was an accurate representation of what we can expect going forward, we're in for a fantastic series. After such a dramatic comeback victory for the Avalanche, and therefore such a devastating loss for the...

Colorado Avalanche Put Their Unmatched Resiliency on Display in Game 1
April 18th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
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...

City of Denver Shows Its Playoff Pride for the Colorado Avalanche
April 16th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
In anticipation of the Colorado Avalanche going on a playoff run, the city of Denver is rallying behind its hockey team in a manner most official. At the capitol building downtown, Avalanche flags can be seen waving alongside the state flag, and they will remain there for as long as...

Central Division Series Preview: Colorado Avalanche Vs. Minnesota Wild
April 15th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
At last the time has come. The book is closed on the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. And the Colorado Avalanche find themselves in a better position than anyone could have hoped for. On Thursday they will commence their opening round series against the Minnesota Wild...

Colorado Avalanche Seek to Win Central Division After Anaheim Ducks Clinch Conference
April 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
For the last two days, it briefly appeared as though the Colorado Avalanche could end up finishing first in the Western Conference. But just as quickly as that opportunity appeared, it vanished when the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout last night, thereby clinching first...

With at Least Second Place Secure, Colorado Avalanche Now Aim for Central Division Title
April 11th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The good times just keep on rolling. With a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night, the Colorado Avalanche have ensured that they will finish no lower than second place in the Central Division. This means that they are guaranteed home ice in the first round of the Stanley...

Colorado Avalanche Can Clinch Second Place in Central Division Tonight
April 10th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
When the Colorado Avalanche take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight they will have an opportunity to secure home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by clinching second place in the central division. It seems hard to believe, but that is just how amazing this season has...

Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene’s Late Game Heroics Lift Avalanche Past San Jose Sharks
March 10th, 2013 at 9:40 PM
DENVER - Two-tenths of a second. That is all Matt Duchene needed. The red-hot forward put home a blocked shot from PA Parenteau to give Colorado (10-10-4) the 3-2 overtime victory over the struggling San Jose Sharks (11-7-6) at the Pepsi Center. Duchene also opened the scoring with a power-play marker from...

Colorado Strikes for Six, Ends Chicago’s Record Streak
March 9th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
DENVER - Finally, the streak is over. After almost beating Chicago Wednesday, Colorado was able keep the lead and defeat the Blackhawks 6-2 at the Pepsi Center. Matt Duchene led the way with four points, while six different players scored. PA Parenteau and Paul Stastny added three points each. Semyon Varlamov made...

Artem Anisimov, Blue Jackets Down Colorado in Overtime
March 3rd, 2013 at 8:29 PM
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov stood on his head for most of the game, but another young Russian stole the show.  Artem Anisimov scored 2:26 into overtime, on the power play, defeating Colorado (8-8-4) 2-1 at Nationwide Arena. With a screen in front by R.J. Umberger, Anisimov wristed the puck past Varlamov....

Huge Second Period Pushes Colorado Past Nashville
February 19th, 2013 at 9:57 AM
DENVER - It was Presidents' Day, so it was fitting that defense and goaltending took the holiday off. At least the offenses showed up. Behind three-point games from Aaron Palushaj and Matt Duchene, Colorado (6-7-1) was able to hold off Nashville in a 6-5 victory Monday at the Pepsi Center. Most of...