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Avs rally late but come up short in Tampa Bay

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with seven seconds left in regulation, but still lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a shootout on Saturday night. Nathan MacKinnon played terrific in the game and registered two points – including the game-tying goal just before the third period buzzer. Anton Stralman led the way for Tampa Bay with a goal and an...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon's goal helps Avalanche earn win over Stars

  Nathan MacKinnon broke a second-period tie and Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Erik Johnson, John Mitchell and Matt Duchene also scored as the Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games to leapfrog Dallas in the Central Division standings. MacKinnon's score with 8.4 seconds left in the second was...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov returns

One of the keys to success this season for the Colorado Avalanche was the continued phenomenal play of their MVP from a season ago, Semyon Varlamov. After the game tonight, the Colorado Avalanche will have played exactly half of their games. At the beginning of the season, it was expected that Semyon Varlamov would play about 60 of the team’s 82 games. With that in mind, that would...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov’s 54-save shutout leads the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche coupled a great start out of the gate with a legendary game by Semyon Varlamov to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the United Center on Tuesday night. Nathan MacKinnon and Maxime Talbot scored 24 seconds apart to give the Avalanche (16-16-8) a 2-0 nothing lead 1:17 into the game. It was the fastest back-to-back pair of goals by the Avalanche in almost...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov stops 54 shots as Avalanche shut out Blackhawks

  Nathan MacKinnon scored and set up a goal by Maxime Talbot in the opening 1:17, Semyon Varlamov finished with 54 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night. Colorado was outshot by 30 but held on for its third win in four games behind Varlamov's 16th career shutout. The Avalanche improved to 7-3-2 in their...
Via AP on Fox
21 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...
December 02, 2014  |  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
November 09, 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...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon scores OT winner for Avs

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon scored the game winning goal at 3:27 overtime for the Colorado Avalanche, to give them a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. MacKinnon and his teammates held the puck inside the blueline along the wall and allowed the counterattack to happen. With defenders draped all over...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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