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1 month 2 weeks ago

Avalanche beat Red Wings 3-2 in overtime

DETROIT (AP) - Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. MacKinnon has a point in 13 straight games, breaking Wayne Gretzky's record for an 18-year-old...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Avalanche gets big 4-2 win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Tyson Barrie scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 7:10 left in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. The Avalanche reached the 40-victory mark faster than any team in franchise history. More importantly, they...

4 months 5 days ago

Stars slip past Avalanche 3-2

DALLAS (AP) - Colton Sceviour scored a tiebreaking goal at 17:08 of the third period and the Dallas Stars edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Tuesday. A rebound of a Colorado shot bounced out to Rich Peverley, who put a pass on Sceviour's stick for a breakaway against Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien...

4 months 6 days ago

Avalanche cruise to 6-2 win over Stars

DENVER (AP) - Paul Stastny scored twice and added two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Monday night. Erik Johnson and Andre Benoit also scored in a four-goal second period, and Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored for Colorado. Tyler Seguin had a goal and...

5 months 1 day ago

Avalanche beat Coyotes 4-3 in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly scored a power-play goal with 41 seconds left in overtime and the Colorado Avalanche bounced back after allowing two third-period goals to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night. Colorado had been the NHL's best team at holding a lead and entered the...

5 months 3 days ago

Varlamov leads Avalanche past Blackhawks 5-1

DENVER (AP) - Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots, Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Gabriel Landeskog and John Mitchell also scored during Colorado's three-goal first period. P.A. Parenteau and Cody McLeod added goals in the second...

5 months 1 week ago

Hurricanes edge Avalanche 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer each had a goal and an assist, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. It was Colorado's first loss in seven road games this season. Carolina goalie Justin Peters stopped 33 shots, while...

6 months 5 days ago

Red Wings beat Avs 4-2 as Roy loses 1st game

DENVER (AP) - Johan Franzen scored two goals, including the tiebreaker with 12:50 remaining, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 38 shots, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Thursday night to snap the Avalanche's six-game winning streak under new coach Patrick Roy. Pavel Datsyuk also had...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Stars power past Avalanche 5-1

DALLAS (AP) - Alex Chiasson scored two goals and the Dallas Stars earned a 5-1 preseason victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Kari Lehtonen made 25 for the Stars. Chiasson opened the scoring 55 seconds into the game. He picked up his third goal of the preseason at 6:30...

9 months 2 weeks ago

Avs ink top pick MacKinnon

DENVER (AP) - Top draft pick Nathan MacKinnon has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Executive vice president Joe Sakic hailed MacKinnon's signing, saying Tuesday that "his presence will bring additional speed and talent to our team as well as a lot of excitement to our fans."...

9 months 2 weeks ago

Avalanche sign D Andre Benoit

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal on Friday. Before the start of free agency, newly hired Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team wasn't going to be very active since the roster was already full. Colorado recently bought out the contract of...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Tanguay returns to Avs in deal with Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames traded left wing Alex Tanguay and defenseman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday for right wing David Jones and defenseman Shane O'Brien. The 33-year-old Tanguay is returning to Colorado, where scored a career-high 29 goals in 2005-06. In 13 seasons with...

9 months 4 weeks ago

Foote rejoins Colorado Avalanche as consultant

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche hired Andre Tourigny as an assistant coach to Patrick Roy, and former defenseman Adam Foote is rejoining the team as a defense development consultant. The Avalanche also announced on Monday that Craig Billington, the vice president of player development and minor league operations, has...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Avs sign Bordeleau to 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche signed left winger Patrick Bordeleau to a three-year deal on Wednesday. The 27-year-old enforcer led the team in hits (116) and finished second in penalty minutes (70). He also scored two goals and had three assists in 46 games. Executive vice president of hockey...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Roy introduced as coach of Avalanche

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have introduced Patrick Roy as their new coach as they turn to the Hall of Fame goalie to revive a franchise he once led to prominence. Roy met the media for the first time on Tuesday since reaching a deal last week. In addition...

11 months 3 weeks ago

Avs win draft lottery, have No. 1 pick

TORONTO (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have won the NHL draft lottery. The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June's draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection. Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning Monday's lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record,...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Maple Leafs acquire O'Byrne from Avs

DENVER (AP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs bolstered their defense by acquiring Ryan O'Byrne from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014. O'Byrne has a goal and three assists in 34 games this season for Colorado, which currently owns the worst mark in the NHL. The 28-year-old...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Red Wings hold on to beat Avalanche 3-2

DETROIT (AP) - Damien Brunner ended his 15-game scoring drought and Jimmy Howard made a late save to help the Detroit Red Wings hold off the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Monday night. Justin Abdelkader scored late in the first period, Danny Cleary put Detroit ahead by two at 6:28 of...

1 year 1 month ago

Howard, Red Wings top Avalanche 2-1

DETROIT (AP) - Niklas Kronwall scored in the second period thanks to a fluky bounce, and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Tuesday night. Detroit opened the scoring with 13:00 to go in the second on a breakaway goal by Johan Franzen, and...

1 year 1 month ago

Flames sign O'Reilly to offer sheet

DENVER (AP) - The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly to a multiyear offer sheet. The Flames announced the deal Thursday but did not release the terms. TSN in Canada reported Thursday the deal is $10 million for two years, which includes a $2 million signing bonus....

1 year 1 month ago

Kings beat Avalanche for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter scored first-period goals, Trevor Lewis added his first career short-handed goal, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Saturday for their third straight victory. Anze Kopitar also scored and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the defending...

1 year 2 months ago

Avalanche beat Wild 4-3 in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win. Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and...

1 year 3 months ago

Colorado Avalanche preview

COLORADO AVALANCHE LAST SEASON: 41-35-6, 88 points. Missed postseason. COACH: Joe Sacco, 4th season with Avalanche, 114-109-23. ADDED: RW P.A. Parenteau, C John Mitchell, D Greg Zanon LOST: C Peter Mueller, C Jay McClement, C Joakim Lindstrom. PLAYER TO WATCH: Gabriel Landeskog. The Avalanche believe so highly in the 20-year-old...

1 year 10 months ago

Avalanche sign Cody McLeod

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche has signed Cody McLeod through 2014-15. The 27-year-old forward had 11 points in 75 games for the Avalanche last season, when he compiled a team-high 164 penalty minutes. McLeod signed with Colorado in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. He has 66 career points...

2 years 1 month ago

Landeskog lifts Avs to 3-2 OT win over Ducks

DENVER (AP) - Gabriel Landeskog scored at 1:52 of overtime, Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the banged-up Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night to remain in the thick of a tightly congested Western Conference playoff chase. Jamie McGinn and Kevin Porter also scored for the...

2 years 1 month ago

Predators beat Avalanche 4-2 for 2nd win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sergei Kostitsyn scored at 19:28 of the second period, and the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 Thursday night. The Predators, coming off their first home loss in regulation since Jan. 5, improved to 18-3-2 in their last 23 home games. Pekka Rinne stopped...

2 years 1 month ago

Avs cruise to 7-1 win over Wild

DENVER (AP) - Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night. Jay McClement, Jan Hejda, Mark Olver, Ryan O'Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored...

2 years 1 month ago

Mason and Blue Jackets top Avalanche 2-0 win

DENVER (AP) - Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season, defensemen Fedor Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin both scored, and the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a two-year drought against Colorado by beating the Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. The Blue Jackets gave Mason an early lead...

2 years 1 month ago

Avs beat Ducks 4-1 for 4th straight win

DENVER (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly broke a tie 37 seconds into the third period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Monday night in a game between two surging teams trying to climb back into playoff contention. Cody McLeod, Matt Duchene...

2 years 1 month ago

Sharks acquire 2 forwards from Avalanche

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have acquired forwards Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi from the Colorado Avalanche for forward Jamie McGinn and two prospects. The Avalanche announced the deal just before Monday's trade deadline. The trade gives the Sharks needed forward depth and a proven penalty...

2 years 3 months ago

Stastny leads Avalanche past Stars

DALLAS (AP) - Paul Stastny scored the tiebeaking goal on a power play at 10:35 of the third period to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday. Stastny deflected teammate Erik Johnson's shot past goalie Kari Lehtonen 13 seconds after Dallas' Steve Ott went to the...

2 years 3 months ago

Blues blank Avalanche 4-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist and Brian Elliott made 15 saves for his fifth shutout and the St. Louis Blues ended the Colorado Avalanche's four-game winning streak in a 4-0 victory on Saturday night. Fellow defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had two assists for a...

2 years 3 months ago

Avalanche blank Blackhawks 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) - Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves to earn his second shutout, and T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. David Jones, David Van Der Gulik and Chuck Kobasew also...

2 years 4 months ago

O'Reilly delivers in shootout win for Avs

DENVER (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly scored in the first round of a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory at home. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away a shot by Matt Read in the shootout and had 31 saves for the Avalanche, who...

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