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Joe Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is getting back to work following a Game 7 loss in the second round. Sakic’s priorities include a deal for restricted free agent Mikko Rantanen …


Youthful, speedy Avalanche take another big step forward

The Colorado Avalanche are young and poised to be a possible contender for seasons to come. They made the playoffs for a second straight season and advanced out of a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Joe Pavelski leads Sharks past Avalanche 3-2 in Game 7

Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that sent the San Jose Sharks into …


Forward-thinking: Avs defenseman Tyson Barrie chips in on offense

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is constantly thinking as a forward. His first career playoff goal arrived over the weekend in Game 2 at San Jose and helped the Avalanche …


Banged-up Sharks prepare for 2nd-round series vs. rested Avs

The San Jose Sharks are a bit worn down heading into their second-round series against Colorado. They needed to win back-to-back overtime games to win the first round in seven …


On the defensive: Avs’ no-name blue liners raising their game

Colorado doesn’t have a defenseman up for any awards or even one that casual fans would recognize. But the blue line has been a big reason why the Avalanche have …


Avalanche moving on in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

The Colorado Avalanche were just happy to be in the postseason a year ago. They expected much more this time. That’s why their success is no surprise to them. The …


NHL roundup: Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

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 the …


NHL roundup: Blues beat Avalanche 3-0 for 9th straight victory

Jake Allen made 32 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 12:23 a.m.

Blues beat Avalanche 3-0 for 9th straight victory

Jake Allen made 32 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday …


NHL roundup: Capitals beat struggling Avalanche 4-3 in overtime

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Colorado 4-3 on Thursday night to hand struggling Avalanche their fifth consecutive loss.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. Gabriel Landeskog …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche 3-2 in Game 4

Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a …


Avs and Predators series turns chippy heading into Game 4

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban says the chippy nature of the series between Colorado and Nashville can be attributed to the atmosphere associated with the playoffs. It’s turning a little testier …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4

Ryan Hartman’s empty-net goal wound up the game-winner as the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. The Presidents’ …


Filip Forsberg scores twice in 3rd as Preds rally, beat Avs 5-2

Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. …


Leadership of Gabriel Landeskog has helped Avs turn things around

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog has galvanized a youthful squad. They’ve bought in and followed Landeskog’s lead straight into the postseason. The Avalanche will take on Nashville in the first …


Avalanche on the cusp of playoffs a year after last-place finish

There are very few who predicted the Colorado Avalanche would be in the thick of the playoff chase heading into their last two games of the season. But here they …


NHL capsules: Avalanche edge Golden Knights 2-1 in shootout

Gabriel Landeskog beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a nifty move in the shootout, and the Colorado Avalanche kept expansion Vegas from clinching a playoff spot by beating the Golden Knights 2-1 …


NHL Capsules: Anze Kopitar scores 4 goals, Kings beat Avalanche 7-1

Anze Kopitar became the first Kings player with a four-goal game since 1993, Jonathan Quick stopped 29 shots and Los Angeles beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-1 on Thursday night.


NHL Capsules: Predators clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over Avalanche

Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored twice, backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots and the Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this …


NHL capsules: Avalanche top Maple Leafs for 10th win in row

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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

NHL capsules: Colorado Avalanche roll to 9th straight win, 3-1 over N.Y. Rangers

Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 3-1 …


NHL Capsules: Ottawa tops Colorado 4-3 to sweep Sweden games

Mike Hoffman scored two goals to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden.


NHL capsules: Senators top Avalanche in OT in Stockholm

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Avalanche will retire Hejduk’s No. 23 in January ceremony

The Colorado Avalanche will retire the number of forward Milan Hejduk in a January ceremony. Hejduk played all 14 of his seasons with Colorado and helped the Avalanche to a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 11 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Blackhawks defeat Avalanche for fifth straight win

Jonathan Toews scored twice and Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin each had one in a span of 3:02 in the third period to erase Colorado’s two-goal lead and rally the …


Avs’ Jarome Iginla receptive to being dealt before deadline

Jarome Iginla’s teammates are rooting for him to pack his bags and leave town. Nothing personal, of course, they just want the charismatic Colorado Avalanche forward to be traded for …


NHL Capsules: Lundqvist reaches 400 wins as Rangers top Avs

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win and the New York Rangers earned its fifth consecutive victory with a 4-2 win over Colorado.