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Ducks Beat Avalanche – Perry Scores Late Winner

DENVER — Corey Perry scored twice, including the goal-ahead goal with 56.9 seconds remaining, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Friday night. Perry knocked in the winner shortly after Mikko Rantanen was whistled for a high-sticking penalty. Hampus Lindholm added an empty-netter to seal the victory. Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Sprong all scored in the second period as the Ducks erased a 2-0 deficit. Colorado’s Sven Andrighetto tied the game at 3 with 11:18 remaining, set...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, New Jersey, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Denver, Anaheim Ducks, Coyotes, Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Perry


What’s Wrong with Kyle Turris?

Since the Nashville Predators acquired Kyle Turris in a Nov. 2017 trade, the move has been scrutinized in the year-plus since because he has struggled to stay healthy and hasn’t lived up to expectations when on the ice. With only 20 goals and 64 points in 111 regular-season games and three points in 13 playoff games as a Predator, he has been a letdown. Related: Turris Trade a Year Later Now in his age-29 season and year one of a six-year, $36-million deal, he and the Predators need to figure ou...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Tennessee, Nashville, Hockey, Smith, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Brad Penner, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Nashville Predators, Nugent Hopkins, Samuel Girard, Joe Pavelski, Staal


2019 NHL Draft: 10 Fallers from Fisher’s Top 300 for March

Fisher’s Top 300 for March Fisher’s Top 217 for February Fisher’s Top 217 for January Fisher’s Top 186 for December Fisher’s Top 186 for November Fisher’s Top 124 for October Fisher’s Top 124 Preseason Rankings This month’s fallers, by and large, could just as easily be risers next month. All these prospects possess nice potential but for one reason or another dropped in my rankings from February to March. In some cases, it was just a matter of others rising and thus somebody had to fall. The...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Finland, Hockey, NHL, NICK, Wolf, Ryan, Xavier, Terry Wilson, Fisher, OHL, Samuel Girard, WHL, Tri City, Suzuki


Jakob Silfverberg gets milestone goal as Ducks end 5-game losing streak

Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry, top, fights with Colorado Avalanche’s Patrik Nemeth during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer gives up a goal on a shot from Anaheim Ducks’ Cam Fowler during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Anaheim Ducks’ Ric...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Roy, AHL, NHL, Honda, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, New Jersey Devils, Derick Brassard, Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf, Colorado Avalanche


Panthers Beat Avalanche – Ekblad Gets Quick OT Winner

DENVER — Aaron Ekblad scored 26 seconds into overtime, Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots to earn career win No. 485 and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night. The winning play was set up when Mike Hoffman sped down the ice, spun past defenceman Samuel Girard and sent a pass over to Ekblad, whose shot slid through the pads of Semyon Varlamov. The Avalanche fell to 1-12 in OT this season. Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) Hoffman had a goal midway...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Florida Panthers, Derick Brassard, Colorado Avalanche, Carl Soderberg, Semyon Varlamov, Hoffman, Panthers, Mike Hoffman, Jost


Ekblad’s quick OT goal gives Panthers 4-3 win over Avalanche

DENVER (AP) — Aaron Ekblad scored 26 seconds into overtime, Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots to earn career win No. 485 and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night. The winning play was set up when Mike Hoffman sped down the ice, spun past defenseman Samuel Girard and sent a pass […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Avalanche, Denver, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, Panthers, Mike Hoffman, Roberto Luongo, Aaron Ekblad, Samuel Girard, Ekblad


Colorado Avalanche Bury Winnipeg Jets

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Calvert scored 11 seconds apart in the third period, Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves in another strong performance and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Wednesday night. Carl Soderberg, Mikko Rantanen, Tyson Jost, Gabriel Landeskog and A.J. Greer also scored to help Colorado win two in a row for the first time since late November. In addition, MacKinnon’s power-play goal snapped an 0-for-29 dry spell on the man advantage. Varlamov followed a 40...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Avalanche, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Soderberg, Central Division, Winnipeg, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Carl Soderberg, Winnipeg Jets


Canada's Boutin wins 1,000-metre gold medal at short-track World Cup

TORINO, Italy — Canada's Kim Boutin won her first individual gold medal of the season Sunday, finishing atop the podium in the women's 1,000-metre race at the ISU short-track World Cup.Min Jeong Choi of South Korea took silver while Montreal's Alyson Charles earned bronze.Boutin, a three-time Olympic medallist from Sherbrooke, Que., made a pass to the front with two laps remaining and crossed the line in one minute 32.508 seconds to capture gold."I skated a good race and am starti...
Tags: South Korea, News, Russia, Canada, Kim, Charles, Montreal, Samuel Girard, ISU, Alyson, Sherbrooke Que, Torino Italy, Steven DuBois, Boutin, Kim Boutin, Jeong Choi


Avalanche at the Midpoint – Some Good & Some Bad

45 games into the Colorado Avalanche’s season, their woes continue and the speculation mounts on why the team is struggling. It’s worth the time to step back from the ledge and analyze what’s really happened at the midway point.  Yes, the team has gone 1-7-2 in their last 10 games. Since Dec. 1, the Avalanche have gone 5-11-3 and fallen to a wild card spot after contending for a first-place spot in the division earlier in the season. There are reasons for concern. But there is also time an...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Roy, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Wilson, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Ron Chenoy, Tom Szczerbowski, Carl Soderberg, Winnipeg Jets


Avalanche Bury Rangers – Break 6-Game Skid

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen scored power-play goals early in the first period, helping the Colorado Avalanche end a six-game slide with a 6-1 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Gabriel Landeskog added a goal off his right skate, Alexander Kerfoot tipped in a shot, Rantanen deflected in yet another and Ryan Graves closed out the scoring with his first career NHL goal as a struggling Avalanche squad won for the first time since Dec. 19. Colorado finished 3 of 10 on the...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Arizona, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Graves, Denver, New York Rangers, Winnipeg, Colorado Avalanche, Henrik Lundqvist, All Star, Gabe


Unwrapping the Avalanche Christmas Presents

The Colorado Avalanche entered the Christmas break with a few key questions and some unexpected goodies. After the rush to open presents, it’s good to assess what really happened. Let’s take a look at what kind of gifts the Avalanche put under the Christmas tree for their fan base and which are only good for white elephant presents. Santa Gifts – Scoring, Goaltending & Rising Youth Santa presents always top the list. These are presents no one wants to return and exemplify the season of t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Injuries, Santa, Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Ron Chenoy, Sheldon, Semyon Varlamov, Greer


Avalanche Need to Change Overtime Strategy

Overtime can be the most exciting time of a game. Open ice, skilled players and sudden death. For Colorado Avalanche fans, six out of seven times this season it has been exactly that, sudden death. The Avalanche are 1-6 in overtime this season. Their only win came as a result of a power play goal. But even a power play in overtime hasn’t guaranteed success. Their futility in overtime includes losing on a shorthanded overtime goal. Could anything be more frustrating than watching the Avalanche in...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Avalanche, Blues, Hockey, Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning, Central Division, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Philipp Grubauer, Samuel Girard, Gabriel Landeskog


Blackhawks Sneak Past Avalanche – Delia Saves 35 in Debut

DENVER — Collin Delia made 35 saves in his first NHL start of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Recalled Monday from Rockford of the AHL after Corey Crawford sustained a concussion, the 24-year-old Delia made his third career start. In his previous start, he surrendered five goals late last season in a loss to the Avalanche. Alex DeBrincat and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago. Chicago Blackhawks celebrate (AP...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Denver, Chicago Blackhawks, Wilson, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov


Turris Trade a Year Later – Did the Predators Get Their Guy?

On Dec. 18, the Nashville Predators played the Ottawa Senators on the road, marking a return to Ottawa for long-time Senator Kyle Turris. It was not his first game back in Ottawa since his trade to the Predators last season. That matchup occurred in February of last season, but the most recent game was interesting because he remains a fan favorite in Ottawa and also because he fought former teammate Bobby Ryan. When the Predators acquired Turris from the Senators by way of the Colorado Avalanche...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Colorado, Russia, Sport, Canada, Nashville, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Ottawa, Badgers, University Of Wisconsin, Bobby Ryan


Predators Prospects in World Juniors: Where Are They?

The World Junior Championships are less than three weeks away and the participating nations announced their preliminary roster invites over the past week. As these announcements were made, I looked to find Nashville Predators prospects and was shocked at what I found. Two of the team’s prospects received invites, one to the main tournament held in Canada this year and one to the Division I, Group A tournament in Germany. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. Sure, I realize the Pred...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Usa, Germany, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Finland, Belarus, Nashville, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL


Penguins Bury Avalanche on Hornqvist’s Natural Hat Trick

PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist’s natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night. The Avalanche had erased a three-goal deficit to tie the game going into the third when Hornqvist went to work. His power-play goal 6:11 into the final period gave the Penguins the lead. Hornqvist beat Semyon Varlamov again just 1:21 later to push Pittsburgh’s advantage to two, and the veteran from Sweden completed the hat trick on his next shift...
Tags: Florida, Sweden, Colorado, Sport, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Islanders, Derick Brassard, Soderberg, Anaheim, Crosby, Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins


Blues Beat Avalanche in Overtime

DENVER — Colton Parayko scored 1:34 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Chad Johnson stopped 27 shots for St. Louis. Parayko gave the Blues the win when he skated in and poked the puck past Semyon Varlamov with one hand. The goal, his fourth, ended Colorado’s six-game winning streak. Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen scored and Varl...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Arizona, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, Detroit, Denver, Chad Johnson, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues


Avalanche Tearing It up on 9-Game Point Streak

On Nov. 10, the Colorado Avalanche looked to be coming back to earth after a hot start to the season. They were on a five-game losing streak where they earned a single point from an overtime loss to the Washington Capitals. They were starting to free-fall in the standings. It was starting to look like maybe the critics were right. Maybe the Avalanche exceeded their ability last year and were destined to be onlookers this season. The Avalanche had other ideas. They responded with a roar, go...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Washington, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Finn, Soderberg, Hart, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Ron Chenoy, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carl Soderberg, Sidney Crosby


Avalanche Win Over Preds Marks a Milestone

Make no mistake. The Colorado Avalanche sent a message to the NHL with their road win against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night: this is not the old Avalanche team. The Avalanche Fell Short in Big Moments Over the past decade, the Avalanche have been able to put together a couple of seasons where they were able to squeak into the playoffs or at least be average, excluding the disastrous 48-point season. But they never really garnered much attention or earned much respect, as they ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, California, Sport, Avalanche, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Bridgestone Arena, St Louis Blues, Rinne, Semyon Varlamov, Samuel Girard


Avalanche Bury Predators – MacKinnon Tallies 2

NASHVILLE — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night. Tyson Jost had the other goal for the Avalanche, who have won five straight. Colorado also ended an 11-game losing streak to Nashville in the regular season. Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala scored for the Predators. With the game tied early in the third period and Colorado on a power play, J.T. Compher slid a pass to Jost in the left circle...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, Arizona Coyotes, Rinne, Semyon Varlamov, Jost, Samuel Girard, Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, MacKinnon, Girard


Matt Duchene Trade Analyzed

At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, expectations were high for the Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators. The Predators were just coming off of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final and the Senators were one goal away from meeting them there, taking the Pittsburgh Penguins to game seven in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Colorado Avalanche, on the other hand, were coming off of their worst finish in franchise history with just 48 points. With the Senators and Predators loo...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Russia, Sport, Canada, Avalanche, Iowa, Finland, Nashville, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, San Jose Sharks, Denver


Avalanche Weekly Roundup

Welcome to the first installment of the Colorado Avalanche Weekly Roundup, where you can read about the highlights and lowlights from the past week paired with a fair dose of commentary. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! The Colorado Avalanche launched into the season with some exciting play, winning their first two games at home before earning a split on the road. So what stood out? Offense – MacKinnon & Rantanen Lead in Scoring 1) The Avalanche scored 17 goals in four games. The only Western C...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Colorado, Defense, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Rockies, Eagles, Buffalo Sabres, Soderberg, Hart


NHL Standings Predictions: Preseason Edition

For a number of seasons now, the Metropolitan and Central have been the better and deeper of the NHL’s four divisions. That has meant teams from the Atlantic and Pacific have been picking higher in the entry draft in recent years. Is that balance of power on the verge of shifting this season? According to my annual preseason predictions, the answer is yes — at least to some degree. Some of these predictions — from the divisional standings to the playoff picture to the draft lottery odds — are, a...
Tags: Commentary, Previews and Predictions, Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos


3 Key Avalanche Roster Questions – Defense

The Colorado Avalanche face some interesting defensive questions this preseason. Banged up for large portions of last season, the Avalanche often looked like they were running the blue line by committee. Between injuries and the summer acquisition of veteran blueliner Ian Cole, three key questions face the Avalanche as they prepare for the regular season. 1. Will Zadorov & Nemeth Play Opening Night? Zadorov and Nemeth both played through injuries in the Avalanche’s postseason last year. Both h...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Timmins, Samuel Girard, Girard, Erik Johnson, Lindholm, Ryan Graves, Ian Cole, Bednar


Trial by Fire Forged the Avalanche Core

The Colorado Avalanche core players faced a trial by fire two seasons ago, living through the worst season in franchise history, earning a meager 48 points. Instead of letting it take them out, the players found a way to channel their frustration, allowing it to refine them, so they entered the following season stronger and better. The real question for the upcoming season – can they continue to improve? The Avalanche boast a young core of players still developing their game. Will players like N...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Pp, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Ron Chenoy, Winnipeg Jets, Semyon Varlamov


Top 10 Dirtiest NHL Players

Hockey is played hard and fast. Athletes will hook, trip, face wash and pester to gain a winning edge. Like all sports, hockey has official rules and unwritten rules. It also has a code of respect. And there are many players that blur the lines between the two. Or cross them entirely. They can be downright dirty. These dirty, unsportsmanlike and dishonorable players take every liberty they can on vulnerable players. They’re seemingly incapable of delivering clean body checks. They take cheap sho...
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10 NHL Teams Trending Down for 2018-19

NHL Standings Predictions: Offseason Edition 10 NHL Teams Trending Up for 2018-19 A lot can happen between today and training camp or opening night, but now that my offseason standings predictions are out there, it’s time to take a look at 10 NHL teams that are trending down for 2018-19. Some of these teams lost key players or made blatantly bad moves this summer, while others overachieved to varying degrees last season or appear bound to take a step back for a variety of reasons. Not all the...
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NHL Standings Predictions: Offseason Edition

Normally, by this point in the summer, NHL rosters are fairly set and I feel comfortable — if not confident — in publishing my offseason standings predictions. This year, not so much. There is still lots of uncertainty around the league, as we wait for the Erik Karlsson shoe to drop in Ottawa and that anticipated domino effect. There is also the Max Pacioretty situation in Montreal, and Carolina could further shake things up at any moment by moving Justin Faulk and/or Jeff Skinner. Plus, a numbe...
Tags: Commentary, Long Read, Previews and Predictions, NHL Standings Predictions, Top Story


7th Annual NHL Mock Draft: 2018, Round 2

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 1 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 3 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 4 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 5 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 6 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Round 7 2018 NHL Mock Draft: Team Results With a ton of talent still left on the board following the first round, there will be several second-round steals again in 2018. Onward we go . . . Second Round 32) Buffalo Sabres — Jacob Olofsson (C, Sweden, Timra) Height/Weight: 6-foot-2.5, 189 pounds (Combine Official) Playoff Stat...
Tags: NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions, 2018 NHL Draft, 2018 NHL Mock Draft, Alexander Alexeyev, Jacob Olofsson, Jonny Tychonick, Serron Noel


7th Annual NHL Mock Draft: 2018, Round 1

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Tags: NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions, 2018 NHL Draft, 2018 NHL Mock Draft, Andrei Svechnikov, Filip Zadina, Rasmus Dahlin, Top Story