ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brandon Saad had a goal and assist to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri had two goals, one midway through the third period to snap a scoreless tie, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Thursday night.
San Jose Sharks (3-3-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (3-3-0, fourth in the West Division)
Colorado Avalanche (3-2-0, third in the West Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-2-2, seventh in the West Division)
Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0, second in the West Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-1-2, eighth in the West Division)
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal Monday with restricted free agent Tyson Jost.
The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists in 67 games for the...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Faced with the prospects of going home, the Colorado Avalanche got rolling early and often.
It was a flurry that saved their season — for the moment,...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Darcy Kuemper snatched up tipped shots, made saves from prone positions, saw pucks through traffic.
One monumental effort by Arizona's goalie and now the Coyotes are...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche expected a big push from Arizona after the Coyotes spent most of Game 1 on their heels.
Colorado withstood the early blows, counter punched...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — High-scoring rookie defenseman Cale Makar connected on an early power-play goal, 30-year-old Pavel Francouz recorded a shutout in his postseason debut and the Colorado...
Buffalo Sabres (29-25-8, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (36-18-7, second in the Central Division)
Colorado Avalanche (34-18-7, third in the Central Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (24-29-7, seventh in the Pacific Division)
DENVER (AP) — Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Wednesday night....
Tampa Bay Lightning (39-15-5, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (33-18-6, third in the Central Division)
Los Angeles Kings (20-33-5, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (33-17-6, second in the Central Division)
Washington Capitals (36-15-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (33-16-6, second in the Central Division)
DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar refused to make too big of deal out of his milestone moment.
Sure, he's “honored and stuff” after breaking the Colorado franchise record for most goals by a rookie...
BOSTON (AP) — No matter how well the Boston Bruins are playing at home, it doesn’t seem to matter when the Colorado Avalanche come to town.
Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2, third in the Central Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (13-12-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon continues to pick up his game and lift the injury-depleted Colorado Avalanche.
MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, and Colorado beat the Chicago...
Edmonton Oilers (16-7-3, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (13-8-2, fourth in the Central Division)
Colorado Avalanche (13-6-2, second in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (8-11-2, seventh in the Central Division)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andre Burakovsky got promoted to Colorado’s top line Tuesday night and took full advantage.
Playing with Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi, the Austrian forward...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon didn't let an injury keep him off the ice.
MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after sweeping a four-game homestand to start the season, the Colorado Avalanche felt they could do a better job of starting games.
DENVER (AP) — Pavel Francouz had plenty of time to think about his first NHL start, and the 29-year-old goaltender made it a memorable one.
Francouz had 34 saves, Andre Burakovsky scored at...
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) — New arrival Nazem Kadri wasn't with his Colorado Avalanche teammates very long before making a quick observation.
The NHL isn't a copycat league. It's a response league.
After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, division rivals have responded in different...
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche made a move to boost their offense by acquiring forward Andre Burakovsky in a deal with the Washington Capitals on Friday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Washington Capitals extended their winning streak to six games with an ugly 3-0 victory over...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is so good he scored Sunday's winning shootout goal without putting the puck in the net.
Ovechkin finished Washington's fourth straight victory with one unusual...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline.
Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andre Burakovsky made a mistake that led to Arizona's first goal and spent most of the night watching pucks repeatedly bounce over his stick.
When given a late opportunity, though, he halted the Coyotes' four-game winning streak.
Promoted to the top line due to Tom Wilson's injury, Burakovsky made up for his early miscues by scoring late in the third period and lifting the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson missed Washington's first 16 games due to a suspension for an illegal check. In the five games since his return, Wilson has shown just how valuable he is to the Capitals.
Wilson scored 54 seconds into the contest to set the pace and Washington defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Wednesday night for its first three-game winning streak of the season.
Andre Burakovsky, Michal Kempny and Devante Smith-Pelly added goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tom Wilson returned early from his player-safety suspension and scored a first-period goal, helping the Washington Capitals cool off Minnesota with a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night for the Wild's first regulation loss at home.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Washington Capitals woke up in Minnesota for the start of a four-game road trip with a pleasant surprise: Tom Wilson was back.
So was the vigor for the Stanley Cup champions, who've started their title-defense season rather slowly.
Wilson returned early from his player-safety suspension and scored a first-period goal, helping the Capitals cool off the Wild with a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got a signature early-season victory — and not just because it came against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Rookie Evan Bouchard scored his first goal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist and the Oilers beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Thursday night.
Alex Chiasson and Connor McDavid also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game skid. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.
"It's definitely a confidence boost," Nugent-Hopkins said.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table.
The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent Washington to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.
The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the Caps as playoff underachievers.
"Finally we get what we want, be in the Stanley Cup Final," the 32-year-old Russian star said. "There's still a lot of hockey to play."
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus.
Coach Barry Trotz says Burakovsky could return if his team advances deeper in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Burakovsky was injured in Game 2 Sunday on a hit by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Braden Holtby made a strong case for more playing time.
Holtby made 34 saves and Nicklas Backstrom started a three-goal second period as the surging Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Monday night.
Alex Ovechkin got his league-leading 46th goal, and Alex Chiasson and Andre Burakovsky also scored to help the Capitals get their seventh win in eight games, and 11th in the last 13.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL lead with two goals on the night he tied the Washington record for most games played, and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Saturday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 50 seconds into the game and had two assists. Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller also had goals for Washington, which leapfrogged Pittsburgh and moved back into first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals had lost two in a row and five of seven.