DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar's anticipation was off but his shot was dead on. It was exactly what the depleted Colorado offense needed.
Makar scored twice, including a go-ahead goal late in the...
Not long after the St. Louis Blues raised their Stanley Cup banner and the Colorado Avalanche got rolling on a season of high expectations each team has a significant obstacle to...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson won't have a rooting interest in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Landeskog, a 3-year-old gelding co-owned by Johnson,...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche say captain Gabriel Landeskog is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
The team announced the news Tuesday before practice. Colorado's top...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pavel Francouz overcome soe pregame jitters to get his second win in two career starts.
Francouz made 44 saves, Tyson Jost had three goals, and the Colorado Avalanche beat...
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky skated by one Boston defender and collided with another. In between, he had an instant of separation, just enough to get off a shot.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lost the lead and momentum, yet a great pass and quick stick put the Avalanche back in the lead.
Philipp Grubauer made it stand up with some big saves in the final...
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon have a spot open on their top line.
For the moment, anyway, until things are resolved with their third dimension, Mikko...
DENVER (AP) — To Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche, this was up for debate: Whether his skate brushed the blue line on what would've been a game-tying goal in Game 7 before being...
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog's first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got...
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Landeskog entered the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes coming off an impressive victory to begin his career.
He came out of it with his first loss Saturday, finishing second...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — After getting shut out in the series opener, the Colorado Avalanche clamped down defensively to shut down the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames.
DENVER (AP) — In the clear, Mikko Rantanen angled his stick back as he waited for the cross-ice pass to arrive. Once it did, he dropped to his left knee to give a little extra.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche may have All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen back for the start of their first-round playoff series against Calgary.
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson stepped up with his team banged up.
It was an opportune time for the Colorado Avalanche forward get back on track.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon bounced up from a big check to score a nifty goal. That helped the Colorado Avalanche bounce back from the blow of losing their captain.
DENVER (AP) — The playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche will be without captain Gabriel Landeskog for four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche broke up their top line and broke out of their funk.
Just the sort of breakthrough they needed to salvage their season.
DENVER (AP) — When the moment arrived, Andrew Agozzino was ready — big right fist pump, coupled with a glide on his right knee and even a little yell.
This goal celebration was a long time in the making.
Agozzino scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche ended a six-game home skid by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 on Monday night.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a win.
The Colorado goalie made 24 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal and the Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
"Definitely feeling better now. The win tastes great," Varlamov said. "It's been some tough times we've been going through the past two months.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche could point to obvious flaws for their prolonged plunge: Erratic goaltenders, floundering special teams, inconsistent scoring from players not on their top line .
Or just go with the more direct one.
"We just haven't played good enough," captain Gabriel Landeskog said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 48 seconds in overtime remaining on the clock in the visiting dressing room served as a reminder of how close the Colorado Avalanche got.
But close isn't much consolation after a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night extended their skid to five games. And neither was the point the Avalanche salvaged because the defeats keep piling up as their season snowballs out of control.
DENVER (AP) — The success on the ice quickly returned and so will Mikko Rantanen.
Another score — along with a big exhale — for the struggling Colorado Avalanche.
Rantanen scored two of Colorado's franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 on Saturday.
Rantanen was sidelined in the third period with a lower-body injury. He's among the NHL's scoring leaders with 73 points.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. Carter Hart had 34 saves.
It was just the second win in the last 11 games for Philadelphia, which began Monday with the fewest points in the league.
Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota.
TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche caught the Toronto Maple Leafs in a lull and took full advantage.
Carl Soderberg had his first career hat trick and the Avalanche defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Monday night.
Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored for Colorado, which had lost nine of its last 10 games overall (1-7-2), and seven straight in regulation on the road.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 shots for the Avalanche.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens needed a full-team effort to shut down the NHL's best offensive line.
Carey Price stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.
Brett Kulak, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jordie Benn all scored in the third period for the Canadiens, who had lost three of their last four games. Price got his 43rd career shutout.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — All that Winnipeg firepower was on full display Tuesday night.
Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assists as the Jets scored on 33 percent of their shots in a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little, Andrew Copp, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg, which converted three of four power-play opportunities. Trouba, Scheifele and Tyler Myers each had two assists.
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.
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.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog got the chance to celebrate his goal a second time — after a big sigh of relief.
He thought his score would count despite a challenge for goaltender interference. But really he wasn't sure. It's hard to be completely sure.
DENVER (AP) — Given the company on his line, Gabriel Landeskog has a tendency to be overlooked.
That's perfectly fine with the Colorado captain.
Landeskog scored twice, including the winner with 3:20 remaining, Mikko Rantanen added two more on the power play and the Avalanche recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 on Saturday night.
"I'm fortunate to be part of such a good line that finds different ways to score goals," Landeskog said.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are making strides on the road.
Carl Soderberg scored twice, J.T. Compher broke a third-period tie and Colorado beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Thursday night.
The Avalanche won their 11th road game after winning only 15 all of last season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.T. Compher was just trying to play his game and contribute after 16 games out of the Colorado Avalanche lineup due to injury. He ended up with a memorable night.
Compher scored a pair of short-handed goals on the same penalty kill in his return to game action, and the Avalanche defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche power play have found another gear during the past week.
The Avalanche scored three goals with the man advantage for the second time in four games and dominated the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Wednesday night.
"One of those things that when the power play works, when it's clicking like that, it feels good and obviously can win you games, which it did tonight," said Gabriel Landeskog, who was one of nine players who got an assist.
DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen got an assist for setting up the go-ahead goal. Nathan MacKinnon wanted to give him something more — full credit.
"All Mikko there," he said.
MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal with 10:58 remaining on a nifty pass from Rantanen, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied past the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Wednesday night in a showdown between two of the top scoring lines in the league.
DENVER (AP) — Bottom line: Gabriel Landeskog , Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen form the top line in the league.
Numbers-wise, anyway. Perception-wise, their reputation is rapidly rising, too.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog didn't feel out of line with this proclamation: His line is the best in hockey.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Monday night.
The Avalanche continued their early-season hot streak and finished 3-0-1 on their four-game road trip. Landeskog had a hat trick on the trip against New Jersey and clinched this one with his eighth goal of the season early in the third period.
Semyon Varlamov was solid in net and stopped 37 shots.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog are the top line in Colorado — and right now, the NHL.
Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Monday night.
The Avalanche continued their early-season hot streak and finished 3-0-1 on their four-game road trip.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog is so hot right now even he can't quite explain it.
Landeskog scored twice to give him six goals in three games, Nathan MacKinnon added a goal and two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday.
Landeskog, fresh off a hat trick against New Jersey, opened the scoring late in the first period and added another goal midway through the second. His seven goals through eight games this season are tied for third most in the NHL.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Jason Pominville had a goal and two assists for his 700th career point, and Jack Eichel added three assists after Sabres coach Phil Housley shuffled his lines in an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games.