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  • Video: Minnesota Wild fan sucker-punches Avs fan during Saturday's game in Denver

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  • Fontaine, Dubnyk help Wild to win over Avalanche

    DENVER — Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Erik Haula and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-0 against Colorado this season. They have outscored the Avalanche 12-1. Dubnyk started his...

  • Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout

    DALLAS — Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied...

  • Predators beat Avalanche, pad NHL's best home record

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville...

  • MacKinnon's first career hat trick helps Avalanche down Lightning

    DENVER - Nathan MacKinnon rediscovered his rookie scoring touch with one of the best games of his young career. The teenage center busted out of a slump with his first NHL hat trick, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the...

  • Barrie leads Avalanche past Blackhawks

    CHICAGO — Tyson Barrie had two goals and an assist, Gabriel Landeskog scored for the fifth straight game, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night. Colorado used a pair of costly interference penalties on Chicago to win for just the third time in its last eight games. Brad Stuart added his second goal of the...

  • Avs waste strong start, fall to streaking Kings

    DENVER — Jeff Carter scored twice and Jonathan Quick stopped 42 shots, helping the Los Angeles Kings extend their winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who are firmly back on track and in playoff...

  • Avs jump all over goalie McKenna, Coyotes

    DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche gave Arizona goalie Mike McKenna a rough welcome in his first NHL start of the season. Cody McLeod and Matt Duchene scored 9 seconds apart early in the first period, Jarome Iginla had two assists and the Avalanche beat the slumping Coyotes 5-2 on Monday. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden also...

  • Iginla, Tanguay score, Avalanche beat Stars

    DENVER — Colorado has struggled to score pretty goals lately, so it got scrappy in an effort to turn around a disappointing season. Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche,...

  • Hayes has 3 points as Rangers beat Avalanche

    DENVER — Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists and the New York Rangers survived a third-period rally to beat the reeling Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Thursday night. Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 34th goal and Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots for New York. The Rangers have won four of their last six to move into third place in the Metropolitan...

  • Perreault, Byfuglien lead Jets past Avalanche

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — With one sorely needed victory, Mathieu Perreault thinks the Winnipeg Jets are back on track. Perreault had a goal and two assists as the Jets snapped a six-game slide with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. "Teams are catching up to us, so those points were huge tonight," Perreault said. "We played...

  • Perreault, Byfuglien lead Jets past Avalanche 5-3

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mathieu Perreault and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets ended a six-game slide with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Ben Chiarot, Bryan Little and Jacob Trouba also scored for the Jets. Tyson Barrie, Matt Duchene and Alex Tanguay scored for the Avalanche, who are...

  • Avalanche shut out again, this time by Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout in nine starts with Minnesota, leading the Wild to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. With just over 5 minutes left in the third period, Dubnyk turned away five Colorado shots on a power play to...

  • Mzarek stops 28 shots as Red Wings beat Avalanche

    DENVER — Petr Mrazek had 28 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Justin Abdelkader put the Red Wings on the scoreboard in the second period, and Darren Helm and Luke Glendening added empty-net goals in the last 3 minutes. Detroit improved to...

  • Talbot, Barrie help Avs rally past Stars in shootout

    DALLAS — Maxime Talbot scored the winner in the 11th round of the shootout after Tyson Barrie tied it in the final minute of regulation, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Tuesday night. The Avalanche were down 2-0 in the third period in a matchup of teams that started the night tied with 53 points apiece in the...

  • Varlamov stops all 23 shots in crucial Avalanche victory

    DENVER - Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Friday night. Jarome Iginla, Maxime Talbot, and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who earned an important win in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Colorado is trying to stay in the thick of...

  • Klee: Colorado Avalanche not afraid of risks, but will they take bigger one?

    DENVER — Desperate times call for desperate hockey. The knowledge a playoff berth could hinge on a single point encourages a team to do things, crazy things, others might not do. For the Colorado Avalanche, desperation meant pulling the goalie three times in the last four games - and earning at least one point all three times. "We're never...

  • 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...

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