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1 year 7 months ago

NHL players to begin voting Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL players will begin the process of ratifying the new labor agreement on Thursday night and will have until early Saturday morning to vote. The players' association says that electronic voting will begin Thursday at 8 p.m. EST and will last 36 hours until Saturday at...

2 years 6 months ago

Edmonton hands Avs third straight loss

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Taylor Hall scored in the third period to give Edmonton a two-goal cushion and the Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jordan Eberle and Eric Belanger also scored for the Oilers, who are 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing eight of...

2 years 7 months ago

Avs lose in overtime in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - David Legwand scored his second goal of the game at 4:26 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a two-goal first-period deficit in beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night. Legwand scored the winner on a rebound of his own shot. The Predators have won...

2 years 8 months ago

Sharks rally in third to beat Avs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored in a 4:29 span of the third period to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Thursday night. Ryane Clowe and Michal Handzus also scored for the Sharks, who...

2 years 8 months ago

Canucks blow out Avs

VANCOUVER (AP) - Daniel Sedin scored three times, Cory Schneider had 20 saves in relief of Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-0 on Tuesday night. Jannik Hansen had two goals for the Canucks, who sealed their seventh victory in eight games with four third-period goals...

2 years 8 months ago

AVs fall again at home

DENVER (AP) - Andrew Raycroft stopped 35 shots for his first win in nearly a year, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Monday night. Raycroft (1-5) hadn't won since beating Minnesota on Jan. 9. He made his first start since taking over for Kari Lehtonen, who...

2 years 8 months ago

Canucks blank Avs at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots for his second career shutout, Manny Malhotra and Alexandre Burrows had early goals, and the Vancouver Canucks extended a run of dominance against Colorado with a 3-0 win on Wednesday night. Ryan Kesler added an empty-net goal at 19:30 of the third...

2 years 9 months ago

Avs fall 1-0 in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco called it a bad break. Minnesota Wild counterpart Mike Yeo said luck had nothing to do with it. Either way you look at it, Devin Setoguchi scored the game's lone goal with 2:31 left and lifted the Minnesota Wild to...

2 years 9 months ago

Avs blow lead and fall to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - James Neal had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night. Jordan Staal, Evgeni Malkin, Brooks Orpik, Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang also scored for the Penguins, who scored four times in the third period against Colorado's...

2 years 9 months ago

Avs finally fall on the road

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Rene Bourque scored twice and Miikka Kiprusoff made 34 saves to lead the Calgary Flames over the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Wednesday night. Roman Horak scored his first NHL goal and added an assist for Calgary. Lee Stempniak got his first goal of the season in...

2 years 10 months ago

Avs beat Jackets in shootout

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene's shootout goal was the difference in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night before 8,986, the smallest crowd to watch a regular-season game at Nationwide Arena....

2 years 10 months ago

Avs shutout defending champs

BOSTON (AP) - Milan Hejduk scored with 12:03 left in the third period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots for his fifth career shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Stanley Cup champion Bruins have lost two of three to start...

2 years 11 months ago

Hockey's tragic summer

For the NHL, an already dark summer just became unimaginably worse. From Anaheim to Montreal, the world's best hockey players struggled Wednesday to comprehend a shocking loss to their sport after a chartered Russian plane carrying the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team crashed, killing several NHL veterans in one...

2 years 11 months ago

Two former Avs killed in plane crash

DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former...

2 years 11 months ago

Former Avs enforcer Wade Belak found dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Colorado Avalanche enforcer Wade Belak, who last played with the Nashville Predators, has been found dead in a hotel room in Toronto. He apparently hung himself. The Predators learned of Belak's death from NHL security Wednesday. The team issued a statement saying the organization was...

3 years 3 days ago

Former Avalanche star Drury retires

Chris Drury is retiring from the NHL two months after the former New York Rangers captain had the final year of his contract bought out by the team. The 34-year-old Drury is coming off an injury-plagued season that limited him to 24 games. He made the announcement Friday through the...

3 years 1 week ago

Winnipeg Jets player dead

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Longtime friend and former teammate Jason Jaffray says Rick Rypien seemed happy in the days before his death and was eager to join a new NHL team in Winnipeg. Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home Monday. He played with Jaffray with the Vancouver Canucks...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Avs sign first round picks

DENVER (AP) - First-round picks Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens have signed three-year deals with the Colorado Avalanche. Landeskog was the second overall selection in the June draft, while Siemens was taken at No. 11. They are both scheduled to participate in the Avalanche's training camp this fall. The 18-year-old...

3 years 1 month ago

Avs sign defenseman

DENVER (AP) (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have bolstered their defense by signing Shane O'Brien to a one-year deal. The team didn't disclose terms of the deal announced Wednesday. O'Brien suited up for Nashville last season, scoring two goals and dishing out seven assists in 80 games. He also played...

3 years 1 month ago

Avalanche sign forwards Galiardi, Rissmiller

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forwards T.J. Galiardi and Patrick Rissmiller to one-year contracts. Financial terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, weren't revealed. The 23-year-old Galiardi played only 35 games last season because of wrist and forearm injuries. He finished with seven goals and eight assists. The...

3 years 1 month ago

Avs sign a pair of players

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed defensemen Ryan O'Byrne and Matt Hunwick. O'Byrne, signed to a two-year deal on Thursday, was acquired from Montreal in November and had a career-high10 assists in 64 games with the Avalanche. The 26-year-old was the team leader in hits (168), along with...

3 years 1 month ago

Avs will retire Forsberg's number 21

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg's number before the season opener on Oct. 8 against the Detroit Red Wings. Forsberg's number (21) will join those of Patrick Roy (33), Joe Sakic (19) and Ray Bourque (77) in the rafters at Pepsi Center. The former NHL MVP...

3 years 2 months ago

Avs release next season's schedule

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club today released its schedule for the 2011-12 National Hockey League regular season. The Avalanche will open its 16th season in Denver by hosting the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Pepsi Center. Colorado will play a total of 18 home...

3 years 2 months ago

Bruins show off Cup

BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins made their celebratory trip through city streets with hundreds of thousands of fans crowding sidewalks to see them - and the Stanley Cup - in a rolling rally honoring the NHL champions. The team and its precious prize set out from TD Garden Saturday morning...

3 years 2 months ago

Avs promote Deadmarsh to assistant coach

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has promoted former Avalanche player Adam Deadmarsh to assistant coach. Deadmarsh, who helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1996, has spent the last two seasons overseeing video and development. The Avs also brought in Tim Army on Thursday to serve as an assistant...

3 years 2 months ago

Canucks take game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Raffi Torres scored on an exceptional pass from Jannik Hansen with 18.5 seconds to play, and the Vancouver Canucks dramatically beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener. Roberto Luongo made 36 saves in his third shutout of the postseason...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs sign Hejduk to one-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Milan Hejduk to a one-year contract through the 2011-12 season. Hejduk completed his 12th season with the Avs last season, scoring 22 goals. The 35-year-old Czech native has scored at least 20 goals in 11 consecutive seasons. The Denver Post reported...

3 years 3 months ago

Red Wings beat Sharks 4-3 to stay alive

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tomas Holmstrom broke a tie with 6:08 remaining, and the Detroit Red Wings had three third-period goals to avoid elimination with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Danny Cleary and Jonathan Ericsson also scored in the final period to send...

3 years 3 months ago

Avs, Nuggets licence plates on the way

DENVER-Colorado sports fans will soon have the option of showing their team spirit with Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets specialty license plates. House Bill 1316, sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Priola, creates both the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets license plates. If the bill is adopted, Coloradans could purchase...

3 years 4 months ago

Blues down Avs in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist against his former team, Andy McDonald added a goal and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Tuesday night. David Backes also scored to help St. Louis win for the fifth time in...

3 years 4 months ago

Selanne's hat trick lifts Ducks past Avs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Teemu Selanne had three goals and two assists, rookie Cam Fowler scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Monday night for their eighth victory in 10 games. Selanne scored his first penalty-shot goal in...

3 years 4 months ago

Leafs end Avs 2-game winning streak

DENVER (AP) - Nikolai Kulemin had two goals, and Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak also scored, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs past the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night for their third straight win. The Maple Leafs boosted their points total to 78, three behind idle Buffalo for the Eastern...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs losing streak climbs to 10

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Jarome Iginla scored two goals and the Calgary Flames beat Colorado 5-2 on Thursday night to send the Avalanche to their 10th straight loss. Rene Bourque and Alex Kotalik had a goal and an assist each for the Flames, who snapped a three-game losing streak and...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs lose for 17th time in 18 games

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Corey Perry and Saku Koivu each had a goal and an assist to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Friday night. Bobby Ryan, Brad Winchester and Dan Sexton also scored, Teemu Selanne and...

3 years 5 months ago

Liles hurt during Avs loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles has left the team's game against the Minnesota Wild with a leg injury. Liles was hurt in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Wild, and the Avalanche announced in the second period that Liles would not return. Coach...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs fall again

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - John Madden scored with 9:05 left to break a tie and lift the Minnesota Wild to a must-have 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. Rookie defenseman Jared Spurgeon tacked on another score less than three minutes later and Kyle Brodziak added an...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs play well but lose again!

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Antti Niemi was perfect in the shootout just hours after getting a contract extension, and Ryane Clowe scored in the first round of the tiebreaker to give the surging San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. Joe Thornton tied...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs lose again!

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Todd Marchant snapped a 70-game goal drought, Brandon McMillan got the go-ahead score during a 4-minute power play with 8:37 remaining, and the Anaheim Ducks ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf also scored and Dan...

3 years 5 months ago

Avs lose for the 11th time in last 12

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Jarret Stoll and defenseman Drew Doughty scored power-play goals, and the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday. Defenseman Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, 11-1-3 since Jan. 22 following a...

3 years 5 months ago

Struggling Avs lose at home to Edmonton

DENVER (AP) - Rookie Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist and goalie Devan Dubnyk made 38 saves, leading the Edmonton Oilers past the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Wednesday night. The game got off to a rough start when Ryan O'Byrne, an Avalanche defenseman, had his face slashed by...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs lose 10th straight!

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the Sharks beat Colorado 4-0, handing the Avalanche their 10th straight loss Saturday night. Ryane Clowe also scored for the Sharks, who have...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs get a point but lose 9th straight game

DENVER (AP) - Tyler Kennedy scored a power-play goal 4:10 into overtime and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 victory Wednesday night that sent the Colorado Avalanche to their ninth straight loss. Joe Vitale and Jordan Staal added goals for the injury-plagued Penguins, who snapped a...

3 years 6 months ago

Duchene day-to-day with hand injury

DENVER (AP) - Avalanche center Matt Duchene is listed as day-to-day with a hand injury. Duchene left Monday's game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center after injuring his hand late in the second period and missed practice Tuesday. Team officials tell The Denver Post that he's questionable for...

3 years 6 months ago

The comeback is over - Forsberg retires

DENVER (AP) - The typically stoic Peter Forsberg was quite emotional as he announced he was stepping away from hockey because of a bothersome right foot that left him vulnerable on the ice. Flanked by his fiancée, Forsberg choked up several times Monday as he pulled the plug on his...

3 years 6 months ago

Forsberg returns but Avs lose again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rick Nash scored a goal and assisted on Derick Brassard's go-ahead goal in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over Colorado on Friday night, spoiling Peter Forsberg's return with the Avalanche. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Avalanche, who dropped to 11-2-0...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs drop fifth in a row!

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Niklas Backstrom turned in another strong performance with 23 saves, and the Minnesota Wild hung on to beat the crumbling Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Avs have now lost five straight games. Antti Miettinen, Martin Havlat and John Madden scored for the Wild,...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs shut out for second straight game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots for his second straight shutout and Radim Vrbata scored twice to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-0 win over the struggling Colorado Avalanche Monday night. The Avs have been shut out in the last two games. Bryzgalov had 25 saves...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs hopeful O'Reilly will be back soon

DENVER (AP) - Colorado forward Ryan O'Reilly will miss his sixth straight game with a shoulder injury. Avs coach Joe Sacco said after the morning skate that he's "hopeful" O'Reilly will be ready soon, but he won't be available for the game Thursday night against Minnesota. O'Reilly has been out...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs Blues game will be made up February 22

NEW YORK (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues game that was postponed due to severe weather has been rescheduled for Feb. 22. The NHL announced the makeup date on Wednesday. The game originally set for Tuesday night was postponed hours before the scheduled start. Missouri has been...

3 years 6 months ago

Avs drop another game at home

DENVER (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves, Eric Belanger scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night. Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist, Scott Upshall and Kyle Turris also scored and Lee Stempniak had two assists to help the Coyotes run...

3 years 6 months ago

Duchene enjoys skating with Forsberg

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - There was a time when Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene would've been awed by his boyhood idol standing in the same vicinity, let alone skating on the same ice. That was so eight years ago, though, when the 20-year-old's room was filled with Peter Forsberg memorabilia....

3 years 6 months ago

Slumping Avs hang on to beat Blues

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Yip scored twice and Kevin Shattenkirk broke a third-period tie on a power play, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-game skid with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Ryan Stoa added a valuable insurance goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21...

3 years 7 months ago

Predators blow out Avs at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots to lift the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win Thursday night over a Colorado Avalanche squad that learned hours earlier that forward Tomas Fleischmann would be out for the rest of the season with blood clots in his lungs. Sergei Kostitsyn, Cody...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs lose Fleischmann for the rest of the season

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be without left wing Tomas Fleischmann for the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung. The condition was discovered Thursday after Fleischmann experienced shortness of breath. Team physician Dr. David Mellman says the 26-year-old Fleischmann...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs beat Canucks in overtime

DENVER (AP) - David Jones scored two goals, including the winner 2:52 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a four-game skid against Vancouver, beating the Canucks 4-3 on Tuesday night. John-Michael Liles and Milan Hejduk also scored for the Avalanche, who have won three of their last four games....

3 years 7 months ago

O'Reilly taken to Minnesota hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Colorado center Ryan O'Reilly was taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the second period Friday night against Minnesota after losing his balance and crashing headfirst into the boards. A team official said O'Reilly had movement in his arms and legs and was...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs bounce back with win in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Craig Anderson made 32 saves to help Colorado beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Friday night, a victory tempered by the loss of center Ryan O'Reilly after he crashed headfirst into the boards. Colorado led 2-0 early in the second period when O'Reilly was taken...

3 years 7 months ago

Blackhawks blank Avs in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second straight shutout and Dave Bolland and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. It was Chicago's first win in four games against the Avalanche this...

3 years 7 months ago

Duchene scores twice as Avs beat Wiings

DENVER (AP) - Matt Duchene scored twice in Colorado's four-goal first period and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, helping the Avalanche halt the Detroit Red Wings' three-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory on Monday night. Paul Stastny, Kevin Porter and David Jones added goals for the Avalanche in a...

3 years 7 months ago

Coyotes blank Avs

DENVER (AP) - Jason LaBarbera made 34 saves for his second shutout of the season and Taylor Pyatt scored twice as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. The Coyotes were without goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who missed the game because of a family medical issue. LaBarbera...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs beat Sabres in overtime

DENVER (AP) - David Jones scored a power-play goal 4:17 into overtime and Peter Budaj stopped 37 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-game skid with a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Daniel Winnik, Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene also scored for the Avalanche, picking...

3 years 7 months ago

Luongo makes 31 saves, Canucks beat Avs 2-1

DENVER (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 31 saves, Alexandre Bolduc and Mason Raymond scored and the streaking Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in a penalty-filled game Sunday night. Tanner Glass had two assists for Vancouver. The Canucks have won five straight and are 12-1-2 since the end of...

3 years 7 months ago

Flames edge Avs in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Tom Kostopoulos, Jarome Iginla and Tim Jackman scored in a 7:30 span in the second period and the Calgary Flames won their third straight game, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves for the Flames, playing their first game since...

3 years 7 months ago

Winter Classic moved to a nightime start

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The NHL is moving the Capitals-Penguins Winter Classic to a nighttime start to avoid predicted daytime rain in Pittsburgh. The game, scheduled to start shortly after 11:00 a.m. MST on Saturday, has been moved to 6:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on News First 5....

3 years 7 months ago

Avs blow lead but win in shootout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Milan Hejduk scored the lone shootout goal to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. T.J. Galiardi, Paul Stastny and Tomas Fleischmann scored in the first 14:49 to stake Colorado to a 3-0 lead, but...

3 years 7 months ago

Avs drops second straight at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist, Niklas Backstrom stopped 36 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Thursday night. Andrew Brunette also scored and Marek Zidlicky and Antti Miettinen had assists for Minnesota, which has won three straight. David Jones scored...

3 years 8 months ago

Kings end Avs winning streak

DENVER (AP) - Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots for his third shutout of the season, Dustin Brown had two goals and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Colorado 5-0 on Tuesday night to end the Avalanche's six-game win streak. Rob Scuderi had a goal and an assist, Brad...

3 years 8 months ago

Avs beat Blackhawks again

CHICAGO (AP) - Tomas Fleischmann scored three times, including back-to-back, power-play goals in the third period, to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. This is the second time in three nights the Avs defeated the Blackhawks. Colorado stretched its winning streak...

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