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Avalanche Stars...
Will Petersen

Avalanche season ends in heartbreaking fashion in 2OT to Stars

Former Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored for the Stars with 8:18 to go in double overtime on Friday night, ending the season for the Avs
11 days ago
Cale Makar Avalanche Stars...
Will Petersen

Cale Makar the hero as Avalanche force unlikely Game 6 with Stars

Cale Makar had two goals for the Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon added two points and the championship dreams aren't dead yet
13 days ago
Avalanche Stars Game 4...
Will Petersen

Lifeless Avalanche on the brink after disappointing loss in Game 4

The mood inside Ball Arena was somber for Game 4, and it's hard not to think of the stunning suspension of Avalanche star Valeri Nichushkin
15 days ago
Avalanche Stars Jake Oettinger...
Will Petersen

Avalanche score fewest goals of the playoffs in tough loss to Stars

Stars goalie Jake Oettinger made 29 saves and the Avalanche scored just one goal; it was the fewest Colorado has scored this postseason
17 days ago
Avalanche Stars...
Will Petersen

Valiant Avalanche rally comes up short in Game 2 victory by Stars

The Stars were up 1-0 after the first period and 4-0 after the second, but the Avalanche nearly did it again in the third before falling 5-3
19 days ago
Avalanche Stars Cale Makar...
Will Petersen

Avalanche have massive rally, stun Stars in OT to take Game 1

Avalanche forward Miles Wood scored on a gorgeous breakaway in OT, beating Stars stud goaltender Jake Oettinger clean on the backhand
21 days ago
Cale Makar Norris...
Will Petersen

A yearly tradition: Avalanche star Cale Makar is up for the Norris

Cale Makar had a monster season for the Avalanche, posting 21 goals and 69 assists; this is his fourth time being nominated for the Norris
27 days ago
Avalanche Jets Valeri Nichushkin Mikko Rantanen Round 2 schedule...
Will Petersen

The Avalanche ground the Jets, Round 2 bound with flurry of goals

Mikko Rantanen scored his first two goals of the series to give Colorado the lead, propelling the Avalanche and dispatching the Jets
28 days ago
Alexandar Georgiev...
Will Petersen

Alexandar Georgiev shouldn’t play another game for the Avalanche

If Justus Annunen is still sick, it's time to switch to Ivan Prosvetov; if he has an NHL jersey, he can't be worse than Alexandar Georgiev
1 month ago
Samuel Girard...
Will Petersen

Samuel Girard not at Avs practice as team preps for final game

Samuel Girard wasn't spotted at practice on Tuesday at Ball Arena, clearly indicating he's still dealing with concussion symptoms
1 month ago
Alexandar Georgiev...
Will Petersen

It’s time for the Avs to make a hard decision on Alexandar Georgiev

The Avs are too good to waste another year of MacKinnon and Makar in their primes; Alexandar Georgiev should start the playoffs on the bench
2 months ago
Avalanche Cale Makar...
Will Petersen

Avalanche lose focus against bad teams, but it’s now a moot point

While Avalanche fans gripe on social media, here's the truth: no one is going to remember these games once the postseason comes around
2 months ago
Justus Annunen Avs...
Will Petersen

Report: Avs giving backup goalie Justus Annunen a new contract

Justus Annunen won't be looking over his shoulder, knowing he's here to stay as the backup the rest of this season and moving forward
2 months ago
Stephane Yelle and Chris Simon...
Jake Shapiro

Stanley-Cup-winning Avalanche forward Chris Simon dead at 52

Chris Simon was an original member of the Colorado Avalanche—the NHLPA announced that the 52-year-old has passed away
2 months ago
Nazem Kadri Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Nazem Kadri is still rooting for old Avs friend Nathan MacKinnon

"I'm really, really rooting for him to get it done this year," Nazem Kadri said about Nathan MacKinnon trying to win the Hart Trophy
3 months ago
Valeri Nichushkin Avalanche...
Will Petersen

A boost the Avalanche needed is here, and it’s not a big trade

The Avalanche are basically a .500 team without Valeri Nichushkin, and a Stanley Cup contender with him; he'll likely be back on Wednesday
3 months ago
Cale Makar...
Will Petersen

Cale Makar makes Avs history with most points by a defenseman

25-year-old star Cale Makar notched an assist against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, giving him 308 career points, passing Tyson Barrie
3 months ago
Nikola Jokic Avs...
Jake Shapiro

Nikola Jokic pops up at Avalanche game, gets MVP chants

From one MVP to another? Nikola Jokic shared the screen with Nathan MacKinnon on Tuesday while the Colorado Avalanche played at Ball Arena
3 months ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Jake Shapiro

Avalanche get snubbed for NHL’s biggest stage again

It was reported on Tuesday that the Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues for a second Winter Classic at Wrigley Field
4 months ago
Nathan MacKinnon Avalanche...
Will Petersen

At the All-Star break, Avalanche have clawed to top of their division

Considering the Avalanche were 19-11-2 after a tough loss in Chicago right before Christmas, they've come on strong over the last 40 days
4 months ago
Cale Makar...
Will Petersen

Cale Makar is doing things the NHL hasn’t seen since Bobby Orr

Cale Makar became the second fastest defenseman to record 300 points, doing it in 280 games, just one more than Orr to start his career
4 months ago
Jared Bednar Valeri Nichushkin...
Will Petersen

Avs head coach Jared Bednar speaks on Nichushkin’s decision

"It takes a lot of guts... he's struggling through a time right now and we wish him the best," Bednar said of Nichushkin seeking treatment
4 months ago
Joe Sakic Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Nathan MacKinnon is on the verge of catching a Joe Sakic streak

The chance for Nathan MacKinnon to tie Joe Sakic's home point streak will be on Wednesday night when the Avs host the Vegas Golden Knights
5 months ago