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Avalanche dismantle the Blues in Varly’s return

The Colorado Avalanche dominated the St. Luis Blues with a 5-0 shutout in Denver on Tuesday night. “It was important to win a big game at home.” Coach Patrick Roy said. After struggling through the beginning of the season, the Avalanche (13-13-8) have now fought back to reach the .500 mark for the first timeall season as they head into the holiday break. The club is currently...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov returns, leads Avalanche past Blues 5-0

DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov returned from an injury and stopped 26 shots in his second shutout of the season, leading the Colorado Avalanche past the slumping St. Louis Blues 5-0 on Tuesday night. Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay and Ryan O'Reilly each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which has won three in a row and is 4-0-2 in its last six games. The Avalanche (13-13-8) reached...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene’s Lost Season

When you drafted Matt Duchene in the third round this year you were drafting a guy that you expected 70-plus points and 30 goals from and given his history, his team and his expected line mates that those were totally reasonable expectations. Well, 33 games into the 2014-’15 season Duchene has just 10 goals and 10 assists and is on pace for just 50 points and 25 goals by season’s...
Via Razzball Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Rise of Calvin Pickard

No matter who you spoke to before the season about the Colorado Avalanche, the consensus was that in order for them to have any chance of repeating as Central Division champions, they were going to have to have Semyon Varlamov stand on his head between the pipes for around 60 games. To say that Semyon Varlamov has had a forgetful 2014-2015 season to this point would be an understatement...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek was decked out in a Peter Griffin from Family Guy as Santa mask

Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek sported a Christmas themed mask against the Colorado Avalanche last night. That's Family Guy's Peter Griffin as Santa Claus..... .....and an evil snowman to boot: Why, yes -- there is video.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla scores in 9th shootout round to lift Avs over Red Wings

  Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado 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. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ended a three-game road trip with five points. Gustav Nyquist and Tomas...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

DETROIT (AP) Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado 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. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ended a three-game road trip with five points. Gustav Nyquist...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings drop shootout to Avalanche

DETROIT (AP) -- Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado 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. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ended a three-game road trip with five points. Gustav...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay scores 2 goals to help Avalanche get past Sabres

  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 straight home games. Colorado has won its last eight against...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuart set to play in milestone 1,000th game

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart is scheduled to play in his 1,000th regular-season NHL game when the puck drops Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Stuart – a veteran of 15 NHL seasons – will become the 100th defensemen (293rd player overall) in the history of the league to skate in 1,000 games. The 35-year-old will return to the lineup after...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuart and Bordeleau activated from the IR

Reinforcements are on the way for the Colorado Avalanche, as the club activated defenseman Brad Stuart and enforcer Patrick Bordeleau from the inured reserve on Tuesday. Stuart, who missed the last 16 games with a hamstring injury, is expected to play in the Avs’ next game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. The game will be the 1000th of Stuart’s 15-year career. “He...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barret Jackson Fights Jarome Iginla, Makes New Friend From Penalty Box (Video)

Hockey is a funny game. After St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackson engaged in a spirited bout with Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche toward the end of the first period of Saturday night’s game, the blue-liner showed off his softer side and made a friend from the penalty box. The second period began with the two players still having to serve a good chunk of their major...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bigras Among Five Initial Cuts by Team Canada

Hockey Canada has made its first group of cuts on Sunday, with returning defenseman Chris Bigras being potentially the biggest surprise out of all. Bigras, a prospect with the Colorado Avalanche, was a member of the fourth place Canadian World Junior team. It’s uncharacteristic for Canada to make such a decision for a returning player, but following a sub-par performance during...
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Of Adding Captain Calvin Pickard? Make It So!

Before the season started I cautioned against drafting Semyon Varlamov expecting a repeat of last season and sure enough he sucked up the joint hard to start the year then hit IR with a bum groin. He came back, sucked it up so more and then exited once more with the same injury. Again he returned and again he sucked and yet again he re-injured the same groin and is now down for “a...
Via Razzball Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Avalanche, Jets captains fight

              The captains for both the Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche decided to give their teams a spark in the second period of a 1-1 game. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and Jets captain Andrew Ladd dropped their gloves just before a face off and went toe-to-toe. The Avalanche erased a 3-1 deficit in the final...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / gettyimages.com Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: McGinn to have back surgery next week

The Colorado Avalanche are about to lose Jamie McGinn. For how long, it will depend on the surgery he will undergo mid-next week. #459131074 / gettyimages.com McGinn has not played a game since mid-November. He will be undergoing surgery on his back. The surgery could end his season...but depending on the extent and how it goes he could return before the end of the season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Post fires Avalanche writer Adrian Dater

Ed Note: On November 30th, Awful Announcing fired associate editor Steve Lepore after becoming aware of a pattern of harassing behavior on social media.  You can read our entire statement on the matter here.  Adrian Dater always seemed on his way to a blow-up.  After multiple very public episodes of bombastic behavior throughout his career, Dater was let go by the Denver...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part III

The Colorado Avalanche are not the same team they were last season. But, it begs the question: were they even supposed to be? This is the third part of a set of stories analyzing how the first 20 games or so of the Colorado Avalanche season has gone. You can read the first story here, and the second story here. In this final installment of this series, we’ll look at the individuals...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Simpsons referenced the history of the Colorado Avalanche

The Simpsons briefly referenced the history of the Colorado Avalanche in their episode on Sunday night. It is a terrifying tale, isn’t it? Credit to Ryan Boulding for the clip: A video posted by Ryan Boulding (@rboulding) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:52am PST
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

CSN displayed a weird stat after Daniel Briere scored a goal

This is an odd one. After Daniel Briere scored to make it a 1-1 game against the Washington Capitals, the CSN broadcast displayed an interesting graphic. Usually these tend to mention how many goals the player has scored so far that season or something along those lines. Instead, CSN chose to display when Briere last scored four goals in a game. Spoiler alert: He hasn’t scored...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Wilson is out for the rest of the season after shoulder surgery

The Colorado Avalanche said on Tuesday that defenseman Ryan Wilson will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, according to NBC Sports. #187751160 / gettyimages.com  Wilson, 27, appeared in three games this season and averaged just over 11 minutes of ice time. He last played on Oct. 21.The Windsor, Ontario native is in his sixth season with the Avalanche and has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Luck – Colorado can’t beat an Avalanche of shots

Much has been made of the downfall of the Colorado Avalanche so far this season. As predicted by many bloggers and mainstream media alike the Avalanche have come back to earth, so to speak, this season. Unlike last season when the Avalanche had 35 wins (76% of the games) when they were out shot, which was good for first in the NHL, this season the Avalanche have only won two games...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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