NEW YORK (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Joachim Blichfeld was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado’s Nathan...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's first practice in a week was pretty much as Jared Bednar expected — rough.
“Lots of rust,” the Avalanche coach said Thursday. “Looked slow. Wasn’t great."
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) — Brandon Saad scored twice, one in a three-goal flurry at the end of the first period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored 1:38 into overtime, Mikko Rantanen extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Friday...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The biggest boost for the Colorado Avalanche in must-win game after must-win game comes from an unlikely source — their third-string goaltender.
The Colorado Avalanche could be without two important players for the rest of their second-round series against the Dallas Stars.
Coach Jared Bednar on Monday said goaltender Philipp...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche spent the first three games of their series against Arizona trying to solve a hot goalie.
They put on a show the final two, displaying the...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche scored three early goals, revved up their power play and hit Arizona with a barrage of odd-man rushes.
The Colorado Avalanche had all the numbers in their favor. Odd-man rushes, 51 shots on goal, 92 shot attempts.
One hot goalie turned what should have been a win into a loss.
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...
Jared Bednar intends to ride the hot goaltender throughout the playoffs.
The only thing: Which one?
The Colorado Avalanche coach has a goalie situation of the good variety with Pavel...
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...
DENVER (AP) — J.T Compher scored at 2:50 of overtime and Tyson Jost and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pavel Francouz made 30 saves in a career-best sixth straight win, Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Samuel Girard scored a tie-breaking goal with 2:37 left in the third period and Tyson Jost scored twice as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak to five games...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joonas Donskoi scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche earned their sixth straight road win with 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward Nazem Kadri indefinitely due to a lower-body injury.
Kadri was hurt in the second period against Minnesota on Sunday. He took...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored his 32nd goal of the season, Pavel Francouz made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche ended their road trip with four wins in five games, beating the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:34 left, Philipp Grubauer had 31 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No one on the ice or the benches saw the first goal coming, except for Colorado's Samuel Girard.
With most everyone looking the other way for a count of about four...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mikko Ratanen made the most of a chance to play on Colorado Avalanche's top line with Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon.
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...
DENVER (AP) — Solid early play combined with one exceptional period carried the Colorado Avalanche past Edmonton.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist as part of Colorado’s three-goal...
DENVER (AP) — With a dizzying flurry of goals in one electric eight-minute stretch, the Colorado Avalanche rediscovered their offense and ended nearly four years of frustration at home against...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche say forward Mikko Rantanen is week to week with a lower-body injury.
The 2019 All-Star caught an edge in the ice and awkwardly twisted his left...
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a two-year contract extension with coach Jared Bednar after guiding the team to back-to-back playoff appearances.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep.
"Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach...
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...
DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar didn't take long to accomplish a little bit of history.
One shot on net, to be precise.
The newly signed Colorado defenseman scored a playoff goal in his NHL...
DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar is about to jump from one grueling playoff run straight into another.
The 20-year-old defenseman signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Colorado Avalanche a...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Avalanche All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen has recovered from an upper-body injury and will play in their first-round series against Calgary.
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 may have All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen back for the start of their first-round playoff series against Calgary.
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...
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 low-key Carl Soderberg was thinking one overriding thought on his shootout attempt.
"A great opportunity to get the game done," he said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scrapping for every point, the Colorado Avalanche turned to goalie Philipp Grubauer for their second road game within 24 hours.
MONTREAL (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star center Nathan MacKinnon and coach Jared Bednar appear to have made peace.
The two are playing down a dispute caught on camera on the bench Wednesday night in Calgary. They spoke Friday, a day before Colorado plays the Montreal Canadiens.
MacKinnon seemed to be mouthing "Do your job" to Bednar toward the end of the Avalanche's 5-3 loss to the Flames, Colorado's eighth defeat in nine games.
DENVER (AP) — Dustin Brown got the jump on a Colorado line change ahead of his game-winning shot.
Brown scored on a breakaway 56 seconds into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings withstood a late comeback attempt by Colorado and beat the Avalanche 3-2 on Monday night.
"The puck got kicked into our zone," Brown said. "They were trying to get a change. I was coming out of the blue-line door — so that's 30 or 40 feet for them to change, and I got in behind them."
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENVER (AP) — The speedy, full-tilt pace on the ice remains in place for the Colorado Avalanche.
Same with that salty attitude to prove they belong.
Don't even mention any preseason hype, because they're not listening. That's because playing last season with a chip on their shoulder worked so well as they made the postseason for the first time since 2013-14. Colorado will stick with the same sort of demeanor this season .
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.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without defenseman Samuel Girard for Game 3 against Nashville due to an upper-body injury.
The 19-year-old Girard made his Stanley Cup playoff debut during Game 1 in Nashville, only to sit out the second contest with the injury. The Avalanche trail the first-round series 2-0 heading into Monday night's game at the Pepsi Center.
DENVER (AP) — The captain of the Colorado Avalanche has a pingpong paddle sitting in his locker that features a picture of him taped to one side.
Merely a ploy, explained Gabriel Landeskog, the self-proclaimed table tennis champion of the dressing room.
"Seeing my face, yeah, it's distracting for them," he said , grinning.