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  • 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...

  • Tanguay's shootout goal lifts Avalanche past Leafs

    DENVER — Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had the decisive goal in the shootout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Matt Duchene also scored in regulation and the shootout for the Avalanche, which ended a three-game skid. Colorado lost a late lead but made up for it in the...

  • Colorado Avalanche outlook for this week

    Maple Leafs at Avalanche, Thursday Last Meeting: Avalanche lost 3-2 in overtime, Oct. 14, 2014. The Maple leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but that hasn’t stopped the team from becoming the first NHL franchise worth a billion dollars. Phil Kessel, an American, is the team’s most dangerous forward (6G, 8A), while Dion Phaneuf...

  • Bonino scores 2 goals as Canucks rally to beat Avalanche

    DENVER — Nick Bonino scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 20 saves and the Vancouver Canucks overcame an early deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Tuesday night. Henrik Sedin and Derek Dorsett also scored for the Canucks. Chris Higgins had two assists for Vancouver. The Canucks tied it early in the third when Dorsett deflected Dan...

  • Elliott, Tarasenko lead Blues past Avs in shootout

    ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues' 4-3...

  • 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...

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