AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nathan MacKinnon And The Avalanche Are Putting On A Clinic Against The Wild

The Colorado Avalanche played host to the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals matchup and, after giving up an early first goal to the Wild, the Avs’ first line has put on an absolute clinic against Minny. Eighteen-year old phenom and last year’s overall pick Nathan MacKinnon, who had three assists in the Avs’ Game 1 win, put Colorado on the board...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Nathan Mackinnon Breaks Jared Spurgeon’s Ankles, Scores Goal in Game 2 for Avs

Nathan Mackinnon may be an 18-year-old playing in his first NHL playoffs, but he hasn’t wasted any time making an impact. On Thursday night, the Avs’ rookie sensation had three points, including the game winning assist in overtime, and on Saturday night, he opened the scoring for Colorado. The goal was ridiculous, as he broke Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon’s ankles before...
Via Diehardsport
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Yeo argues Wild need to be more physical with rookie MacKinnon

Rookie forward Nathan MacKinnon didn’t wilt under the pressure of making his postseason debut. The 18-year-old forward had three assists to help Colorado earn a 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota on Thursday. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed by Wild coach Mike Yeo, who wants to see his team make an adjustment when playing against MacKinnon in Game 2 on Saturday. “We didn’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson saves an empty net goal (Video)

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saves the game clinching empty net goal. I want to know why this wasn’t a penalty? Delay of game, I would say. Maybe not.
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny ties game, then scores in OT to lift Avs over Wild

With 3:01 remaining Patrick Roy pulled Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tied the Minnesota Wild 4-4 with 13.4 seconds left in the third period. Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night. “That overtime one, all five guys end up touching...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avs' Erik Johnson saves empty net goal at last second

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson racing back and made an incredible play to stop an empty net goal and save the game in the late stages of the third period during Thursday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Minnesota.The Avalanche were down 4-3 when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater with three minutes left in regulation. With the Avalanche...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny OT goal gives Colorado Avalanche victory over Minnesota Wild in Game 1

The #WhyNotUs Avalanche seemed to be headed toward a #BecauseThat'sWhy answer from the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Thursday night. A team that appeared nervous much of the night in a favored, home-ice role against the Wild regrouped to pull out a nearly miraculous 5-4 overtime victory at a sold-out, delirious Pepsi Center....
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net

The Minnesota Wild were up 4-3 and had a chance to clinch the first game of the series but Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saved the day. Johnson’s amazing hustle to keep the puck out of the net kept the Avs in the game, and allowed Paul Stastny to tie the game with 13 seconds left. [@cjzero] The post Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild lose late lead, fall 5-4 in overtime to Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy's postseason debut behind...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny Scores Game Tying And OT Winner For Avalanche In Game 1 Over Wild (VIDEO)

Photo courtesy of @Avalanche Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche not only tied the game up with fifteen seconds left in regulation, but he won the game seven minutes and twenty-seven seconds into overtime as well.  Statsny’s second of the night gives the Avalanche a 1-0 series lead over the Minnesota Wild, who fall to 4-17 in their last 21 playoff games. Nathan MacKinnon made...
Via Total Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for isportsweb.com: Jake Hazan and I. We decided that we would put together some questions and explain some of the reasons for the Colorado Avalanche making the playoffs this season, as well as do a little looking ahead to the first-round matchup between the Avs and the Minnesota Wild. Who would you consider to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...

Wild, Avalanche amped up for Game 1 of playoff series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason. Perhaps it's only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. "Am I nervous? I say...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene expected to miss at least first two playoff games

The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Matt Duchene as they begin their first post-season appearance in four years with a series against the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night. Duchene injured the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of his left knee on March 29 when he inadvertently ran into teammate Jamie McGinn on his first shift of the game. Duchene was expected to miss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche clinch Central Division: Video

  The Avalanche have completed their turnaround, and are now champions of the Central Division, considered by some to be the toughest division in the league. Before the Avalanche take the ice tonight for their season finale against the Anaheim Ducks, they have won the Central Division and have locked up the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. The Avalanche had a couple of different...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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