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.
MacKinnon, Avalanche to host the Jets
Winnipeg Jets (46-30-4, first in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (37-29-14, fifth in the Central Division)
DENVER (AP) — Already in full desperation mode, the Colorado Avalanche found an even higher level.
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...
MacKinnon, Avalanche to host the Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes (37-33-7, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (35-29-13, fifth in the Central Division)
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...
MacKinnon, Avalanche to host the Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights (42-28-6, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (34-29-13, fifth in the Central Division)
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...
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.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon wiped away a season's worth of overtime frustration with a goal that was critical to Colorado's playoff push.
Avs tie franchise record with 6 goals in 2nd, rout Kings 7-1
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.
Wheeler, Scheifele help Jets beat Avalanche 7-4
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog sat at his locker stall, his skates still laced and most of his gear still on.
The only thing missing was his jersey, which was given to a lucky fan.
Quick, get the captain a new one — the Colorado Avalanche are going to need it where they're going.
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.
DENVER (AP) — This illustrates just how well things have been going for Nathan MacKinnon: He fanned on a shot, got it back, skated to the other side, launched the puck toward the net, hit a defender and in it goes.
"Lucky," he said.
They all count the same.
MacKinnon kept up his torrid scoring with two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche extended Detroit's skid to 10 straight games by beating the Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seth Jones was in the right place to sweep in a beautiful feed from Pierre-Luc Dubois 59 seconds into overtime to win a game the Columbus Blue Jackets nearly let slip away in the third period.
MacKinnon, Barrie helps Avs beat Flames 5-2
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche were playing out the string a year ago. With 19 games left in this season they're battling for their first playoff berth in four years.
"It's a complete 180. We had nothing to play for last year at this time and this year we have everything to play," center Nathan MacKinnon said. "We're going to try to keep it going."
MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist in the Avalanche's 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Canucks 5-4
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche's power play was nearly nonexistent for weeks. It came up big in Vancouver.
Nathan MacKinnon scored Colorado's fifth power-play goal of the game 3:36 into overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night.
Colorado trailed 4-1 with 4:18 left in a wild second period before storming back.
Barrie scores twice, Avs hold off Penguins for 4-2 win
DENVER (AP) — Defenseman Tyson Barrie played heavy minutes in the absence of suspended teammate Erik Johnson. Barrie made the most of the extra ice time, too.
Barrie scored twice, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots — even getting a little help from the posts along the way — and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Monday night.
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.
Barrie scores late to lift Avalanche over Ducks 3-1
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche went all of last season without a winning streak of at least three games. It took them just five games get there this time around.
Tyson Barrie broke a tie late in the third period, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov also scored and the Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night.
Varlamov stops 37 shots as Avalanche beat Rangers 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov helped the Colorado Avalanche get the new season off to a winning start and spoiled Kevin Shattenkirk's first game with his hometown team.
Varlamov stopped 37 shots, Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 4-2 in the teams' opener Thursday night.
Avs claim defenseman Patrik Nemeth off waivers from Stars
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche reinforced their defense by claiming Patrik Nemeth on waivers from Dallas.
The 25-year-old defenseman was a second-round pick by the Stars in 2010. He's appeared in 108 career NHL games and has 14 assists.
Nemeth joins a Colorado blue line that already includes Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Mark Barberio, Nikita Zadorov and Chris Bigras.
Avalanche beat Hurricanes, 3-1
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have struggled to score all season.
However two quick goals helped them to a rare home win.
Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Barrie scored goals 46 seconds apart in the second period and the Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Barrie also added two assists and Calvin Pickard had 25 saves for Colorado. The Avalanche are 9-21-2 at Pepsi Center and had lost 12 of their past 14 overall before rallying to beat the Hurricanes.
Mikko Rantanen lifts Avalanche past Hurricanes in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Give the Colorado Avalanche plenty of credit for fortitude.
They came into Carolina's building Friday night on a five-game losing streak and with by far the worst record in the NHL, and left with a 2-1 victory over the well-rested Hurricanes.
Mikko Rantanen scored at 4:23 of overtime on a 2-on-1 with Matt Duchene and the Avalanche stopped their slide with a 2-1 victory.
Avalanche say Matt Duchene is sick, not playing Monday
DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene missed a game Monday night for the Colorado Avalanche against the San Jose Sharks due to illness.
Duchene is the team's top goal scorer with 15 and the most consistent at winning faceoffs. He's been the subject of trade rumors as the last-place Avalanche struggle this season.
The 26-year-old Duchene was the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. He helped Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Fresh off bye week, Avs try to rebound from horrid start
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado All-Star forward Nathan MacKinnon took a golf lesson over the team's bye week. Defenseman Tyson Barrie hung out by the beach in San Diego.
Anything to forget about the team's struggles, if only for a little bit.
Now, it's back to work for the last-place Avalanche. This is a team that's laboring to score goals (a league-low 79), stop offensive rushes (129 goals allowed) and has an NHL-worst 5-13-1 record on home ice.
MacKinnnon’s OT goal lifts Avalanche over Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The offense-challenged Colorado Avalanche finally scored not just one, but two goals in a game.
And the Avs connected when it really counted against one of the NHL's top teams.
Nathan MacKinnon scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift Colorado to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
MacKinnnon’s OT goal lifts Avalanche over Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Cruising in with Tyson Barrie on a 2-on-1 break, MacKinnon beat Corey Crawford with a high shot that ticked off the post and ended the Avalanche's five-game losing streak.
Colborne scores 3 goals as Avs hang on to beat Stars, 6-5
DENVER (AP) — Joe Colborne couldn't have drawn it up any better — three goals in his first game with the Colorado Avalanche.
Same with coach Jared Bednar — a gut-check win in his debut on the bench.
It was a memorable night for the new guys.
Colborne had his first NHL hat trick, Colorado withstood a 6-on-4 opportunity over final 46 seconds and the Avalanche held off the Dallas Stars 6-5 on Saturday.
The Colorado Avalanche beat an NHL arbitrator to the punch by signing defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year, $22 million contract Sunday.
The team announced the signing, and a person with direct knowledge of the contract revealed its value to The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the Avalanche did not provide that figure.
The deal was reached two days after both sides made their cases at an arbitration hearing in...