DENVER (AP) — Already in full desperation mode, the Colorado Avalanche found an even higher level.
Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career.
Avalanche break 6-game skid with 6-1 win over Rangers
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche had New York boxed in from the start.
All game, really, with Colorado going on 10 power plays to keep the Rangers on the defensive throughout.
Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen set the early tone with power-play goals in the first period, helping the Avalanche end a six-game slide with a 6-1 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Colorado finished with its most power-play opportunities since Oct. 16, 2008, when the team had 11 against Philadelphia.
Richardson’s 2 late goals lead Coyotes past Avalanche 6-4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Richardson and the Arizona Coyotes were tasked with trying to limit the productivity of the Colorado Avalanche's high-scoring top line.
They did just enough Saturday night, and Richardson provided the offense the Coyotes needed down the stretch, scoring twice in the final 3:39 in a 6-4 win over Colorado.
Varlamov stops 26 shots, Avalanche beat Oilers 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche broke out of their slump by beating a team struggling just as much as them.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot also scored for the Avalanche.
Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban.
The Nashville forward wound up with not only the first playoff goal of his career but the winner with 1:09 left as the Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the season waiting for their role players to step up.
The contributions they had been seeking finally came, putting the Kings on the verge of making the playoffs.
Dustin Brown had a short-handed goal, and Torrey Mitchell and Kyle Clifford also scored to help Los Angeles move back into third place in the Pacific Division with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
MacKinnon, Avalanche cruise past Blackhawks 5-1
CHICAGO (AP) — It's lucky No. 13 for Nathan MacKinnon. Just one of several positive streaks for Colorado at the moment.
MacKinnon had two assists, extending his point streak to a career high-tying 13 games, and the Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Semyon Varlamov makes 43 saves, Avs beat Canadiens 2-0
DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov rescued Colorado's struggling offense with a stellar performance against Montreal.
Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Avalanche matched the franchise record of 10 straight home wins, beating the Canadiens 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot scored to help Colorado equal the longest home winning streak in franchise history, set in 1994-95 when the team was the Quebec Nordiques.
Kerfoot scores, assists on winner as Avs beat Stars 4-1
DALLAS (AP) — When Alexander Kerfoot looks at the Central Division standings, he'll still see his Colorado Avalanche at the bottom.
On Saturday night, the rookie had a big hand in moving the Avalanche within two points of the Dallas Stars for the second wild card in the Western Conference.
Kerfoot scored in the first period and assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's winner in the third, helping Colorado win its sixth straight game, 4-1 over the Dallas Stars.
Compher scores in OT, Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon considers Calvin Pickard a close friend, but that didn't stop the Colorado center from getting the best of his pal.
MacKinnon had a goal and two assists and J.T. Compher scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime to give the Avalanche a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
Avalanche score twice in 41 seconds, beat Panthers 7-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche came from behind and never looked back.
Nathan MacKinnon and Alexander Kerfoot scored 41 seconds apart in the second period and Colorado beat the Florida Panthers 7-3 on Saturday night to snap a four-game skid.
Colin Wilson, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen also had goals for the Avalanche. Matt Nieto and Carl Soderberg both scored into an empty net late in the third, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 39 shots.
MacKinnon scores in OT to give Avalanche 3-2 win over Jets
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche had their initial celebration in overtime cut short. Less than a minute later, MacKinnon got the party going again.
The 22-year-old scored a power-play goal 59 seconds into overtime after he had a goal waved off 30 seconds earlier, and the Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Ottawa tops Colorado 4-3 to sweep Sweden games
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored two goals to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden.
Mark Stone and Johnny Oduya also scored for Ottawa, which trailed 3-2 after two periods. Defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists, giving the captain 17 points in 11 games this season.
Ottawa downs Colorado 4-3 in OT in Sweden’s Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Before newcomer Matt Duchene can fully fit in, the Ottawa Senators still have others to make the difference.
On Friday night, Mark Stone scored in regulation and again in overtime to give the Senators a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the first of two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.
Swedish defenseman Fredrik Claesson and Christopher DiDomenico also scored for the Senators.
Nail Yakupov, Alexander Kerfoot and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado.
Andrighetto scores twice, Avalanche beat Bruins 6-3
DENVER (AP) — Alexander Kerfoot scored his first NHL goal with some part of his lower leg.
Doesn't really matter which part — a first goal is a first goal and it's a "great feeling," he said.
Russians Varlamov, Yakupov could figure big in Avs’ revival
LAST SEASON: 22-56-4, 48 points.
COACH: Jared Bednar (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: F Alexander Kerfoot, RW Nail Yakupov, F Colin Wilson, F Dominic Toninato, G Jonathan Bernier.
LOST: F Mikhail Grigorenko, D Francois Beauchemin, D Fedor Tyutin, F John Mitchell, G Calvin Pickard, F Rene Bourque, D Patrick Wiercioch.