SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored his second goal of the game at 6:26 of the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2...
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon described his batted-in goal as merely cleaning up garbage.
This was far from trash talk: The Colorado Avalanche are right back in the series.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San...
DENVER (AP) — Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in...
DENVER (AP) — San Jose center Gustav Nyquist had a couple of special deliveries this week.
On Monday, his wife gave birth to their first child. He rejoined the team Tuesday and assisted on...
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) — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick.
DENVER (AP) — A wide-open Cale Makar screamed toward Nathan MacKinnon to deliver him the puck.
That made an instant impression with MacKinnon on a night when Makar made an immediate impact....
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon came through in the clutch for the Colorado Avalanche — and again showed why he's one of the NHL's best players.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubauer has found such a groove lately that he is turning back just about everything — including insinuations.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche started the celebration on the bench as the clock ran out in regulation. It secured the point they needed to earn a postseason spot.
MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifts Avs past Coyotes 3-2
DENVER (AP) — Despite giving up a late lead, Colorado still wound up ahead.
Nathan MacKinnon's shootout goal lifted the Avalanche over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night and they...
DENVER (AP) — Philipp Grubauer keeps making big stops and it's going a long way toward saving Colorado's season.
Tyson Barrie scored in the second period to become Colorado's career goals...
Keith scores in OT to lift Blackhawks over Avalanche 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is a two-time Norris Trophy winner because of his defense, not his scoring skills.
This night was different. When the Blackhawks needed it most, Keith played the...
Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off...
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.
Grubauer’s 44 saves help Avalanche overcome Stars 3-1
DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer was spectacularly stubborn in goal on a night when Colorado's defense got in on the offense.
Grubauer made a career-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third...
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Avalanche stay in playoff hunt with 3-1 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have little margin for error as they chase a playoff spot with nine games remaining.
They got a much-needed victory Tuesday night against the...
Grubauer helps Avalanche beat Devils 3-0
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip.
MacKinnon Grubauer lead Avs to 3-0 win over Sabres
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.
Grubauer gets 1st shutout of season as Avs blank Preds 5-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scrapping for every point, the Colorado Avalanche turned to goalie Philipp Grubauer for their second road game within 24 hours.
Blue Jackets snap 5-game skid with 6-3 win over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed.
The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed.
Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots and the Blue Jackets snapped a five-game skid by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.
"I don't know if it was offside or not," Anderson said. "I guess we got lucky there at the end."
Pirri’s goal in 3rd lifts Golden Knights over Avalanche, 2-1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Pirri has played in only six games for the Vegas Golden Knights, four this season.
And all he does is score.
Pirri got his fourth goal of the campaign midway through the third period Thursday night, sending Vegas to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Landeskog, Grubauer lead Avalanche to 2-1 win over Canadiens
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.
Soderberg, Compher lead Avalanche past Panthers 5-2
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.
Compher’s 2 short-handed goals lead Avs past Coyotes 5-1
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.
Rantanen lifts Avalanche over Ducks 4-3 with 1.3 left in OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A few ticks left on the clock were all Mikko Rantanen needed to make a winner of the Colorado Avalanche.
Rantanen's power-play slap shot with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Avalanche a 4-3 victory Sunday over the slumping Anaheim Ducks.
Colorado overcame a 3-1 deficit to hand the Ducks their 12th loss in 15 games. Rantanen added two assists to his eighth goal of the season, increasing his NHL-leading total to 32 points.
Backstrom’s OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — When they were teammates, Nicklas Backstrom always had a tough time against Philipp Grubauer in practice.
The Washington Capitals veteran had better luck when they met as opponents Friday night.
Backstrom was left uncovered on a 4-on-3 power play and scored 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Capitals over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
Cup champion Capitals have new coach, almost same team
LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Won Metropolitan Division and Stanley Cup.
COACH: Todd Reirden (First season, first NHL season)
ADDED: C Nic Dowd, G Ilya Samsonov
LOST: C Jay Beagle, G Philipp Grubauer, D Jakub Jerabek
Avalanche looking to make back-to-back playoff appearances
LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. Lost to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Next season's defending champion Washington Capitals will look a lot like the group that won the Stanley Cup last month.
They re-signed defensemen John Carlson and Michal Kempny and forward Devante Smith-Pelly and have so far only lost fourth-line center Jay Beagle and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer from their title-winning roster.
DALLAS (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract and put defenseman Brooks Orpik on buyout waivers the day after acquiring them from the Washington Capitals.
One person with knowledge of the move said the Avalanche signed Grubauer to a $10 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche
DALLAS (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft .
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Braden Holtby took some time off in February, playing in only nine of the Washington Capitals' 14 games, he finally had a chance to reflect on aspects of his game.
Remember that time when the Capitals' Barry Trotz started the playoffs with Philipp Grubauer in net instead of Braden Holtby?
Sure, it was only four games ago, but if 2018 is to be the year that Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals finally make it past the second round of the NHL playoffs, that's going to be a great trivia question some day.
That's because Holtby will prove to be the key to any postseason success the Capitals will have over the next few weeks.
Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight.
Now they'll strive to keep the intensity high as they advance to a second-round rematch with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
COLUMBUS, Ohio When Game 3 ended at 11:26 p.m., Nationwide Arena didn't look much different than it did at the opening faceoff. The facility reported a crowd of 19,337, a franchise record for the Columbus Blue Jackets, regular season or playoffs, and most of them stayed till the bitter end.
For the third straight game of this series, overtime was necessary to decide the winner, and for the third straight time, the visiting team found a way to pull it out.
Braden Holtby to start Game 3 for Capitals instead of Philipp Grubauer
Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz announced Tuesday that Braden Holtby would be the team's starting goaltender for Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Philipp Grubauer started the first two games of the series, both of which Washington lost in overtime. Grubauer allowed four goals in two periods in Game 2 and was replaced with Holtby.