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September 28th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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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....

Colorado Avalanche Matches Calgary Flames’ Offer Sheet for Ryan O’Reilly
February 28th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
Colorado had seven days to match the offer sheet given to Ryan O'Reilly. But general manager Greg Sherman only needed a couple of hours. The Avalanche have decided to match the two-year, $10 million offer given by the Calgary Flames. O'Reilly should be in uniform for the next Colorado game Sunday at...

Ryan O’Reilly Signed to Offer Sheet by Calgary Flames
February 28th, 2013 at 7:22 PM
The disgruntled forward's time as a member of the Colorado Avalanche may be coming to an end. Flames general manager Jay Feaster has signed Avs forward Ryan O'Reilly to an offer sheet. The deal worth $10 million over two years.  Colorado has seven days to match the offer or receive draft-pick compensation,...

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...

Avalanche Defenseman Johnson Out with Head Injury
February 14th, 2013 at 12:19 PM
The Colorado Avalanche just can't stay healthy this season. After sustaining an apparent head injury against Phoenix, defenseman Erik Johnson will be out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. He joins Gabriel Landeskog (head), Ryan Wilson (ankle) and Steve Downie (torn ACL) on injured reserve.  Johnson had one assist in 11 games prior...

Avalanche Claim Palushaj Off Waivers from Montreal
February 6th, 2013 at 7:40 PM
The Colorado Avalanche claimed winger Aaron Palushaj off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. The Livonia, Mich. native played in 41 games Montreal, scoring one goal and four assists. He will be wearing number 17 for the Avalanche.

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...

Top Five All-Time Milan Hejduk Moments
February 4th, 2013 at 10:46 AM
With his 1,000th game coming Monday against the Dallas Stars, Avalanche 101 takes a look at the top five Milan Hejduk moments. Hejduk will become the first player to play 1,000 games in a Colorado Avalanche sweater. 5. First career goal in first career game. On Oct. 10, 1998, Hejduk scored...

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 Forward Steve Downie Tears ACL, Out for Season
January 23rd, 2013 at 5:32 PM
It didn't take long for the Avalanche to get bit by the injury bug. Forward Steve Downie tore the ACL in his right knee and will be lost for the rest of the season. Downie was injured during the second period Tuesday against Los Angeles. He was trying to deliver a hit...

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...

Landeskog, Duchene to lead the Charge Up Front
January 18th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Amongst the forwards on the Colorado Avalanche, success hinges on two players: Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene. Landeskog,who was named the youngest in the history in the NHL, has the weight of the franchise on his shoulders. He will be looking to avoid the sophomore slump, that has succumbed previous Calder Trophy...