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  • Game on: Avalanche to host their first outdoor NHL game

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche will host their first NHL outdoor game at Coors Field next season. The game, part of the the league's Stadium Series, will be played Feb. 27, 2016, against the Detroit Red Wings and held at the stadium of the Colorado Rockies. The other Stadium Series game will be Minnesota-Chicago at the University of...

  • Friday Faceoff: Will the Avs make the playoffs?

    Avs will find way to collect points By Jim O'Connell The Avs had a horrible start but they have righted the ship and have more than enough time to make a playoff push. Colorado is only three points out of the last playoff spot in the West through Wednesday’s games. It appears to be coming out of a spate of injuries as well, although...

  • O'Reilly's tying goal helps Avalanche to shootout win over Bruins

    DENVER — Ryan O'Reilly came out on top by going up top during a last-minute scramble. O'Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in regulation, and Nathan MacKinnon had the only goal in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night. "The puck fell to my stick, and I just tried to throw it...

  • Schwartz helps surging Blues beat Avalanche 3-1

    ST. LOUIS — It was the perfect way for the St. Louis Blues to glide into an extended All-Star break. Lots of positive energy with nine days between games. "We've been rolling and we wanted to keep it going," forward Alexander Steen said after the Blues dominated at both ends of a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night....

  • Callahan leads Lightning past Avalanche in shootout

    TAMPA, Fla. — Ryan Callahan scored in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout to lift Tampa Bay to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, moving the Avalanche back into first place in the Eastern Conference. Anton Stralman also scored in regulation and Ben Bishop finished with 40 saves as Tampa Bay moved one...

  • Holden's goal in 3rd period leads Avs past Panthers

    SUNRISE, Fla. — Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in three...

  • Ovechkin's goal gives Capitals win over Avalanche

    WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Monday night. Jay Beagle also scored and Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots to earn his 21st victory for the Capitals, who improved to 13-1-4 in the last 18 games. They've also won six...

  • Nathan MacKinnon's goal helps Avs beat Stars

    DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon broke a second-period tie and Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Erik Johnson, John Mitchell and Matt Duchene also scored as the Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games to leapfrog Dallas in the Central Division standings....

  • Iginla scores 2 goals as Avalanche beats Senators

    DENVER — Semyon Varlamov showed that his impressive performance on Tuesday was no fluke. Varlamov followed up his 54-save shutout at Chicago with 36 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla scored twice and Erik Johnson, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere also had goals for the Avalanche,...

  • Report: Avs, Nuggets owner plans NFL stadium in Los Angeles County

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles County, boosting the chances that pro football could return to the region, according to a newspaper report. Stan Kroenke has partnered with Stockbridge Capital Group, owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park site in Inglewood, the Los Angeles...

  • Long goal late in game leads Blue Jackets past Avs

    DENVER — David Savard drove in shot from just inside the blue line with 1:01 left in the third period, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Sunday night. Savard, whose turnover early in the game led to a goal for Colorado, was able to get enough on the puck to knock it past Semyon Varlamov for the Blue Jackets'...

  • Tanguay, Duchene lead Avs past Oilers in SO

    DENVER — Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored shootout goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped both of Edmonton's shooters and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Oilers 2-1 on Friday night. Varlamov had 27 saves in regulation and overtime, and Daniel Briere scored in regulation for Colorado. It was the fifth straight shootout win for the Avalanche, who...

  • O'Reilly scores in OT, lift Avalanche over Flyers

    DENVER — Ryan O'Reilly scored at 4:40 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 to end a two-game skid. O'Reilly got a pass from defenseman Tyson Barrie and beat goalie Steve Mason with a shot just under the crossbar. It was O'Reilly's seventh of the season. Semyon Varlamov had 26 saves and Jarome...

  • Kane helps Blackhawks to win over Avs

      DENVER — Patrick Kane scored twice and Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots, leading the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook also scored for the Blackhawks, while Patrick Sharp celebrated his 33rd birthday with a game-sealing goal in the...

  • Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

    DETROIT — The Colorado Avalanche had the luxury of calling on a six-time NHL All-Star for the ninth round of a shootout. Jarome Iginla scored in the tiebreaker to lift the Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Iginla got a wrist shot past Petr Mrazek, who had turned away six straight Avalanche shooters....

  • Tanguay scores 2 goals, Avalanche beat Sabres

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Alex Tanguay scored twice, Calvin Pickard made 28 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Saturday night. Colorado also got goals from Cody McLeod, John Mitchell and Erik Johnson in ending a two-game skid. Last-minute call-up Johan Larsson scored his first NHL goal for the Sabres, who had won six...

  • Comeau leads Penguins to OT win over Avalanche

    PITTSBURGH — Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goaltender had the mumps. Fleury, who recorded the 34th shutout...

  • Oshie gives Blues win over Avalanche in OT

    DENVER — T.J. Oshie scored from the slot at 1:03 of overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and gave Paul Stastny a win in his return to Denver. Stastny was back for the...

  • Avalanche beat Jets in shootout

    DENVER — Late comebacks and wins in extra time made the Colorado Avalanche the NHL's surprise team last year. Struggling this season one point from the cellar of the Western Conference's Central Division, Colorado reverted to that winning formula on Thursday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal...

  • Klee: Avs, Nuggets woes could make Pepsi Center quiet in playoffs

    DENVER — When will the Roy-cano erupt? Mount Patrick hasn't blown his top - not publicly, anyway. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, a career winner, is losing like he never has before. The Avs haven't won in December (0-3-1), haven't won enough at home (four straight losses), haven't won the one-goal games (6-6-6) they won so often last season....

  • Blog: Dark days at Pepsi Center

    Last one to leave Pepsi Center, please flip the lights. These are dark days at The Can. The Nuggets are 9-12, the Avalanche 9-13-6. Neither is going to the playoffs without a ticket. We'll have more on this subject in Thursday's Gazette. But for now, the cold reality. It's been two decades since Pepsi Center (or McNichols Arena, R.I.P.)...

  • Little scores 3 as Jets blast Avalanche

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bryan Little scored three goals to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Friday night. Chris Thorburn had his first goal of the season, Andrew Ladd had a goal and an assist and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets. Little's hat trick was the first for the franchise since Eric Boulton had three...

  • Max Pacioretty lifts Canadiens over Avalanche

    DENVER — Max Pacioretty scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night. P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov each had a goal and an assist, and Jiri Sekac also scored for Montreal, which ended a three-game losing streak. Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens....

  • Tanguay's 3 points lead Avalanche over Stars

    DENVER — Alex Tanguay had a goal and two assists, Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist each, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla and Daniel Briere also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Defenseman Tyson Barrie tied a career-high with...

  • Bickell lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche

    DENVER — Bryan Bickell scored late in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame strong goaltending from Calvin Pickard to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Wednesday night. Corey Crawford made 27 saves, and Jonathan Toews and Andrew Sharp also scored for Chicago. Patrick Kane had three assists. Pickard, making his first start after...

  • Redmond scores 2, Avalanche storms back against Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Colorado Avalanche's frantic finish more than made up for a bad first period. Zach Redmond scored his second goal of the game with 1:35 remaining, and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist, and Erik Johnson also scored for the Avalanche, who...

  • Former Avs Forsberg, Blake join Hockey Hall of Fame

    TORONTO — A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing up her car and getting something to eat when her phone rang. On the other end were Pat Quinn and John Davidson from the Hockey Hall of Fame telling her that Pat Burns would...

  • Duchene's late goal lifts Avs' morale

    NEWARK, N.J. - One flick of Matt Duchene's wrist created feelings of confidence in the Colorado Avalanche, and left the New Jersey Devils despondent. Duchene's tiebreaking goal with 2 minutes, 53 seconds left in the third period powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. "(Daniel Briere) created...

  • MacKinnon scores tying goal, lifts Avs in SO

    NEW YORK — The New York Rangers seemed to be on their way to another home win after a sluggish start. The Colorado Avalanche had other ideas, and now has something to be happy about during a frustrating road trip. Nathan MacKinnon scored the tying goal in the third period and then connected in the shootout as the Avalanche rallied for a 4-3...

  • Giroux scores 2 as Flyers beat Avalanche

    PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers held off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night for their third straight win. Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, and Jakub Voracek added three assists to his league-leading total to help Philadelphia win its fifth straight at...

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