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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...

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 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 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...

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...

Milan Hejduk Celebrates Birthday with Victory Over Minnesota
February 15th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
ST.PAUL - Scoring a goal, netting the game-winner in the shootout and earning a victory is the best way to celebrate a birthday. And, that is how MIlan Hejduk celebrated his 37th birthday Thursday night. Hejduk scored in the first period and scored the deciding goal in the shootout in a...

Dallas Stars Ruin Milan Hejduk’s Crowning Achievement
February 5th, 2013 at 5:58 PM
It was supposed to be a celebration for Milan Hejduk. But nobody told Jamie Benn that. Behind a two-goal effort from Benn, Dallas (4-5-1) defeated Colorado 3-2 Monday at the Pepsi Center. Benn scored early in the first period and late in the second to seal the victory. They were his first...

Avalanche Stay Perfect at Home, Defeat Oilers
February 2nd, 2013 at 6:59 PM
DENVER - The Pepsi Center has been "Home, Sweet Home" for Colorado so far this season. And it stayed that way Saturday against Edmonton. Behind a strong second period effort, the Avalanche beat the Oilers 3-1. Nail Yakupov got Edmonton ahead early, scoring 58 seconds into the game. Ales Hemsky and Sam Gagner got the...

Avalanche Double Up Flames in Divisional Showdown
February 1st, 2013 at 3:35 PM
CALGARY - It took until the last game of the road trip, but Colorado finally was able to put a 'W' in the win column. And, the Avalanche (3-4-0) found their goal scoring touch in the process. Three different players scored two goals in a 6-3 victory over Northwest Division rival,...

Colorado Avalanche Beaten by San Jose Sharks, Patrick Marleau Strikes Twice Again
January 27th, 2013 at 4:37 PM
To say Patrick Marleau is hot would be a huge understatement. Same with the entire San Jose team. Marleau scored twice again, helping the Sharks defeat Colorado 4-0 Saturday. He became the first player since Cy Denneny in 1917 to start the season with four straight multi-goal games. Both of his goals came in...

Matt Duchene, Semyon Varlamov Lead Charge Against Columbus Blue Jackets
January 25th, 2013 at 12:01 PM
It took all of 51 seconds Thursday for Colorado to pounce on a tired Columbus team, who played Wednesday night, on their way to a 4-0 shutout win.  Matt Duchene and Semyon Varlamov proved to be the difference makers in victory. Duchene scored twice and assisted on the first goal of the game, while...

Colorado Avalanche Catch Fire in Third Period, Beat Los Angeles Kings
January 23rd, 2013 at 5:22 PM
After not finding the back of the net for 40 minutes, Colorado's offense awoke in the third period on their way to a 3-1 win over Los Angeles. In front of a sold out Pepsi Center, David Jones notched the game-winning goal on the power play 2:27 into the final frame...

Colorado Avalanche Done in by Penalties, Lose to Minnesota Wild
January 20th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Despite scoring first, Colorado could not stop Dany Heatley on the power play in the second period as the Avs fell 4-2 to the Wild in the season opener. Heatley scored twice on the man advantage in the three-goal second period for Minnesota. The Wild went 2-for-8 on the power play...

Rough Week Pushes Lake Erie Down in the Standings
December 16th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Three games. Three different opponents. Three 1-goal losses. After a tough week that pushed the Lake Erie Monsters outside the top eight in the standings, they look to rebound against Toronto on Wednesday and Houston Friday and Saturday. Once as high as fourth in the standings, the Monsters are currently tied for...