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MacKinnon leads Avalanche three stars of the week

After a four-day stretch without any hockey, the Colorado Avalanche played just two games last week. They overcame a rash of injuries to split the two home contests, losing to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday, and overcoming a third period deficit to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night. The Avs are starting to get things on track with three...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part II

Since the time the first part of this story – which you can read here – was posted, the Colorado Avalanche have won a pair of games to wrap up an East-Coast road-trip. Both of those games, like half of the games the Avalanche played last year, were 1-goal games. Despite the current 2-game winning streak, the Colorado Avalanche still sit in 6th place in their division, above only...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores tying goal, lifts Avs in SO

NEW YORK (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored the tying goal in the third period and then connected in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. MacKinnon started the tiebreaker with a goal, and Alex Tanguay added one in the third round. Semyon Varlamov stopped Mats Zuccarello and then Lee Stempniak on the final attempt...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon earns 5-minute major for boarding Luke Schenn (Video)

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon was given a 5-minute major for boarding after catching Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn in the back with a crosscheck during the final minute of the first period in Saturday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.As Schenn was chasing the puck behind the Flyers net, MacKinnon put his stick in Schenn's back, sending Schenn...
Via Holdout Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov, MacKinnon stand out as Avalanche blank Islanders

  Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a power play...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  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...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was put against three-time Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin to see who is faster off the line. Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM wanted to put their skates to the test with the Tacks Challenge. MacKinnon just barely beats out Hamelin in the 2.5 second race. The post Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater appeared first on Sports Glory.
Via Sports-Glory
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche clinch playoff berth

The Colorado Avalanche are the 6th team this season to clinch a spot in the NHL playoffs. They improved their record to 47-21-6 with their victory over the San Jose Sharks today by a score of 3-2. They are now the 5th team in the NHL with over 100 points this season as well. This is something that has not been accomplished by this franchise since the 2003-2004 season, which was before...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon is rolling

Prized rookie starting to find the twine One year ago it was Seth Jones who was the presumed first pick in the NHL Entry Draft, not Nathan MacKinnon. The Avalanche took MacKinnon and Jones slid to the Nashville Predators at the fourth slot. While Jones has shown promise in his rookie campaign, Avalanche brass Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy surely doesn’t regret their decision to snag...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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