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Johnson scores with 1:07 left, Jackets top Avalanche 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson scored with 1:07 left off Avalanche forward Cody McLeod's skate to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets had multiple chances at a go-ahead score late but needed help from McLeod to finally put a second goal past Calvin Pickard. Brandon Dubinsky slapped a shot past Pickard 58 seconds into...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pickard stops 27 shots to help Avalanche beat Devils 3-0

DENVER (AP) Calvin Pickard stopped 27 shots for his first NHL shutout, Matt Duchene scored 51 seconds in and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night. Defenseman Tyson Barrie added a short-handed goal and Carl Soderberg an empty-netter to help the Avalanche improve to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against New Jersey. The Devils haven't won at the Pepsi...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado's Calvin Pickard makes best of first start this season

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard is still too far down on the depth chart to see significant NHL time this season, but Pickard earned a spot start Monday thanks to an injury to Avalanche backup Reto Berra. The 23-year-old Pickard stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced to help the Avalanche to a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks Monday. Perhaps best of all was the praise...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalie Calvin Pickard Recalled, Semyon Varlamov day-to-day

  After practice today, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy announced that Semyon Varlamov is out with a groin injury suffered this morning. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. As a result, San Antonio Rampage goaltender Calvin Pickard has been recalled and will join the Avalanche on the current road trip. Pickard has been stellar in the AHL this season, posting a .935 save...
Via BSN Denver
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Between Shifts in San Antonio: Calvin Pickard Interview

  This week, we talked with San Antonio Rampage goaltender Calvin Pickard. Among many other interesting tidbits, he gave us some great insight on his relationship with Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy and how helpful it has been working with goalie coaches Francois Allaire (Avalanche) and Jean-Ian Filiatrault (Rampage). Pickard also touched on why the Rampage has been so wildly...
Via BSN Denver
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has high praise for Calvin Pickard

Last season Calvin Pickard won the hearts of Colorado Avalanche fans. During his late season call up he played in 16 games, posting a team-leading 2.55 goals against average and a .932 save percentage. Although his record was sub-.500 (6-7) fans could see the future was bright for rookie. When training camp started, there was plenty of buzz surrounding the competition for the backup...
Via Mile High Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Calvin Pickard appears to be Avs No. 2

Goalie Calvin Pickard will be in a Colorado Avalanche sweater for at least another year as he awaits his chance to take over the primary duties behind Semyon Varlamov. The team announced Thursday the new agreement with the 23-year-old goalie. Last season Pickard played in 16 games and had a 6-7 record. He also had three OTLs on the season. He made 511 saves for a. 932 SV percentage...
Via Mile High Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Calvin Pickard

  The Colorado Avalanche have announced they signed restricted free agent goalie Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract. The contract is a two-way contract worth $850,500 at the NHL level. The 23-year old Pickard had a breakthrough season last year as he made his NHL debut while filling in for injured goaltender Semyon Varlamov and pushing backup Reto Berra to regain his form. Pickard...
Via BSN Denver
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #7 Calvin Pickard

  Calvin Pickard occupies a unique space among the bottom third of our Top 25 Players Under 25. Other than perhaps Dennis Everberg, nobody else in the Top 10 managed to fly quite so far beneath the public’s radar. Pickard was drafted 49th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, but even after he was signed to a three-year deal with the Avalanche, he returned to the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds...
Via BSN Denver
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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