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  • MacKinnon scores twice, Avs shut out Islanders

    DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his...

  • Avs' Semyon Varlamov's ex-girlfriend claims years of abuse in lawsuit

    The ex-girlfriend of Semyon Varlamov has filed a lawsuit claiming the Colorado Avalanche goalie beat and humiliated her for years before his arrest in October 2013. The civil lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court on Monday, details years of alleged abuse during which Evgeniya Vavrinyuk claims Varlamov repeatedly beat her with closed fists,...

  • Little helps Jets beat Avalanche in OT

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bryan Little scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Little redirected Andrew Ladd's backhander past Semyon Varlamov for his fifth goal of the season. Ladd also had the game's first goal, and Ondrej Pavelec finished with 22 saves. Jamie McGinn...

  • Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks

    DENVER — Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season. It was also...

  • Varlamov says groin healed, will start vs. Canucks

    DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last...

  • Subban scores twice, Canadiens beat Avs

    MONTREAL — P.K. Subban scored twice and Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Carey Price made 32 saves to help the Canadiens improve to 5-1-0. Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored for Colorado and Calvin Pickard made 33 saves in his first NHL start....

  • MacArthur gets winner as Senators beat Avalanche

    OTTAWA — Clarke MacArthur had the go-ahead score during Ottawa's three-goal third period to give the Senators a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith and David Legwand also scored to help the Senators win their home opener. Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots and Chris Neil had an empty-net goal with 1:22...

  • Avalanche place Varlamov on injured reserve

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, when the Russian goalie possibly tweaked his groin in a 3-2 overtime loss in Toronto. Varlamov is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average so far this season. He shined last season with Patrick...

  • Ryan O'Reilly, Matt Duchene score but Avs fall in OT

    TORONTO — Phil Kessel scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul also scored for Toronto. Goaltender James Reimer, who took a delay of game penalty in the third period, made 22 saves to pick up another victory in his second...

  • NHL's fastest skater? Maybe Avalanche's MacKinnon

    Ask players around the league who's the fastest skater in the NHL and the same names come up: Taylor Hall, Michael Grabner, Blake Wheeler, Andrew Cogliano and Carl Hagelin. Edmonton's Hall likes the speed of the New York Islanders' Grabner, but he mentioned another player without hesitation. "Nathan MacKinnon," Hall said of the young...

  • Briere's goal beats clock; Avs beat Bruins 2-1

    BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche haven't showed much scoring prowess so far. That didn't matter after Daniel Briere beat the clock for their first win of the season. Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period to lift the Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday in a matchup of two teams...

  • Kuemper bottles up Avs as Wild win

    DENVER — Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots for his second straight shutout of high-scoring Colorado and Jason Zucker scored his first goal since January, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Charlie Coyle also scored and Zach Parise added an empty-netter for the Wild, who spoiled the Avalanche home opener two days...

  • Avs look to bounce back from opening night flop

    ENGLEWOOD — The Colorado Avalanche were deflated after their blowout loss in the season opener. Their egos, especially. And maybe not a bad thing, either. Coach Patrick Roy thinks maybe the success of last season went straight to their heads, as did all the preseason hype proclaiming them contenders again in the Western Conference. The...

  • Avalanche less than inspiring in opener

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored one of Minnesota's four goals in the second period and assisted on two others, helping the Wild overwhelm Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in the season opener Thursday night. Jason Pominville scored in the first period on one of Mikael Granlund's two assists and helped set up a goal by Jared...

  • Klee: Minnesota's dirty hit on Avalanche's Tyson Barrie in spotlight as NHL season opens

    DENVER Minnesota wing Matt Cooke ended Tyson Barrie's season with a hit so dirty it should have been splashed with vomit. Guess who's first up on the Avalanche schedule? Colorado at Minnesota on Thursday. Minnesota at Colorado on Saturday. Four months after the knee check that changed a playoff series and had Barrie worried he might...

  • Colorado Avalanche beat writer suspended by state's largest newspaper

    Adrian Dater, the Denver Post beat writer for the Colorado Avalanche, has been suspended for two weeks without pay for inappropriate language used on Twitter, according to the Denver Post Editor's Notes blog.  The suspension, effective immediately, followed a number of exchanges with users on Oct. 4 and 5. “Journalists need...

  • Avalanche show interest in hosting outdoor game

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche say they're talking to the NHL about the possibility of hosting an outdoor game next season. Team President Josh Kroenke is "pushing the league quite hard" to hold a game out in the elements in what would be the franchise's 20th season in the Mile High City. Kroenke said Tuesday they haven't settled on a site...

  • Offseason splashes: NHL Central stockpiled talent

    The NHL's Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason. Six of the division's seven teams kept busy in a bid to dethrone the defending Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings — or maybe just to keep up with the pack. The moves were a hot topic of discussion among players...

  • Patrick Roy has the Avalanche back on track

      DENVER — Matt Duchene gets approached all the time by curious NHL players who want the lowdown on his passionate coach. They always ask the Colorado Avalanche forward the same thing, too: What's the story with Patrick Roy? Is he really that fiery? Is he difficult to play for? "He's portrayed as this emotional, crazy (person),"...

  • Kings outlast Avs in shootout in Colorado Springs preseason game

    The Colorado Avalanche may be winless this preseason, but captain Gabriel Landeskog saw some positives from Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles. "It always sucks when you lose, but if we play like we did in the second and third periods on Oct. 9, we will have a bright future," Landeskog said, referring to the season opener against...

  • Poll: Are you worried about the Avs' winless preseason?

    The Avalanche are 0-5-2 during the preseason. For you fans out there, is that cause for alarm?

  • Ramsey: Patrick Roy will lead the Cup back to Colorado

    The Stanley Cup arrived in our city this week, inspiring hundreds of girls, boys, women and men to hug and, yes, kiss hockey's ultimate trophy. This love of the Cup started me wondering: Can the Avalanche return the Cup to Colorado? Yes, and the reason is simple. Patrick Roy coaches the Avalanche. He spent Thursday night calmly...

  • Iginla adds veteran presence to youthful Avs

    ENGLEWOOD€” Ever so steadily, Jarome Iginla is getting up to speed with the Colorado Avalanche. Not easy, either, given all their speed. At 37, Iginla is simply trying to keep up with these kids flying up and down the ice. He picked this place in free agency because they have all the ingredients: A goal-scoring phenom in rookie of the year...

  • Colorado Avalanche season capsule

    LAST SEASON: 52-22-8, 112 points. Won the Central Division. Lost to Minnesota 4-3 in first round of playoffs. COACH: Patrick Roy, 2nd season with Colorado, 52-22-8; 2nd overall in NHL. ADDED: RW Jarome Iginla, D Brad Stuart, C Daniel Briere, C Jesse Winchester. LOST: RW P.A. Parenteau, F Paul Stastny, G Jean-Sebastien Giguere, D Andre...

  • Chance to touch Stanley Cup at Broadmoor World Arena too enticing for area fans to ignore

    When Ryan Elliott had his chance to touch the Stanley Cup, he couldn't contain himself. The longtime Los Angeles Kings fan hugged the iconic trophy honoring current and past playoff champions of the NHL and mugged for cameras as his family took pictures. It was a big moment for Elliott, who arrived at The Broadmoor World Arena at 12:30 p.m....

  • Hiller, Flames beat Avalanche

    CALGARY, Alberta — Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Hiller signed a $9 million, two-year deal over the summer. He is battling Karri Ramo for the starting job after spending the previous seven seasons with Anaheim. Hiller's best sequence occurred with...

  • 5 things to know about the Stanley Cup before Tuesday's visit to Colorado Springs

    The Stanley Cup is coming to town and is available for photos ops. "Sir Stanley in the Springs 2014" is a free event from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Broadmoor World Arena. The visit is in preparation of the faceoff between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings, the 2014 Stanley Cup winners, Oct. 2 at The Broadmoor World Arena....

  • Brandon Prust lifts Canadiens past Avalanche

    QUEBEC CITY — Brandon Prust scored on a breakaway with 5:29 left in the third period to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in an exhibition game Friday night. Jiri Sekac and Sven Andrighetto also scored for Montreal (3-0-0), a 3-2 overtime winner over Colorado on Thursday night in Montreal. Erik Johnson and Ryan...

  • Galchenyuk scores in OT, Canadiens beat Avs

    MONTREAL — Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:28 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Galchenyuk stickhandled around Tyson Barrie and beat goalie Reto Berra with a quick shot just after a power play ended. Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal (2-0-0)....

  • Play golf with Av or Kings guest

    As part of the LA Kings at Colorado Avalance Oct. 2 preseason game, the Kings and Avalanche will host a celebrity golf tournament at the Broadmoor Golf Resort on Wednesday, Oct. 1.  Tournament proceeds benefit the USA Hockey Foundation. Foursomes cost $3,000 and include a King or Avs special guest in the group, breakfast, lunch, cocktail...

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