Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off...
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson stepped up with his team banged up.
It was an opportune time for the Colorado Avalanche forward get back on track.
Caps beat Avs in OT, Colorado loses 5th consecutive game
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 48 seconds in overtime remaining on the clock in the visiting dressing room served as a reminder of how close the Colorado Avalanche got.
But close isn't much consolation after a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night extended their skid to five games. And neither was the point the Avalanche salvaged because the defeats keep piling up as their season snowballs out of control.
Avs tie franchise record with 6 goals in 2nd, rout Kings 7-1
DENVER (AP) — The success on the ice quickly returned and so will Mikko Rantanen.
Another score — along with a big exhale — for the struggling Colorado Avalanche.
Rantanen scored two of Colorado's franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 on Saturday.
Rantanen was sidelined in the third period with a lower-body injury. He's among the NHL's scoring leaders with 73 points.
Backstrom’s OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — When they were teammates, Nicklas Backstrom always had a tough time against Philipp Grubauer in practice.
The Washington Capitals veteran had better luck when they met as opponents Friday night.
Backstrom was left uncovered on a 4-on-3 power play and scored 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Capitals over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
MacKinnon ups goal streak to 4, Avalanche beat Sabres 6-1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon shrugged off his hot start with the Colorado Avalanche this season by suggesting he can be better.
"It's nice for sure. I think I can play better than I am," MacKinnon said after scoring twice in a 6-1 rout of the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. "I'm just putting it in right now but I think, overall, it hasn't been the easiest year so far."
Wilson scores 2 goals, Avalanche beat Flyers 5-2
DENVER (AP) — Colin Wilson got Colorado off to a quick start and made sure the Avalanche hit the road with another victory under their belt.
Wilson scored two goals, Semyon Varlamov had 35 saves and Colorado beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Saturday night.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who have won two home games to start the season. Gabriel Landeskog and J.T. Compher also scored.
Jost, Bourque help Avalanche hang on for 5-4 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night.
By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead in hanging on for a 5-4 victory.
"We're a young, fast team. That's part of our identity this year," center Tyson Jost said. "I like what we did that today, so that's something we have to use to our advantage because we do have young legs."
Landeskog’s hat trick lifts Avalanche over Capitals, 6-2
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog has been a vocal captain for the Colorado Avalanche. This time, he led by example and carried his team to victory.
Landeskog scored three goals — one on a penalty shot — for his first career hat trick, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and four assists and Colorado made it a successful return from Sweden with a 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Predators eager to finish off what they missed last season
LAST SEASON: 41-29-12, 94 points. Fourth in Central Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in Stanley Cup Final.
COACH: Peter Laviolette (fourth season, 16th NHL season).
ADDED: C Nick Bonino, F Scott Hartnell, D Alexei Emelin.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have added another goal-scoring option by signing former No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to a one-year deal.
Yakupov was the top pick by Edmonton in the 2012 draft and was traded to St. Louis before last season. The right winger scored three goals and dished out six assists in 40 games for the Blues.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Penguins and Predators could have the same lineups for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, two nights after a bizarre start to the series that few could have expected.
Forward Colin Wilson did not take part in Nashville's morning skate Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena after missing Game 1 on Monday night because of a lower-body injury. Likewise, winger Carl Hagelin is expected to be a healthy scratch again for Pittsburgh.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A red hot Nashville Predators team made sure San Jose stayed ice cold.
Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to lead the Predators over the staggering Sharks 7-2 on Saturday night.
Cody McLeod, P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for Nashville, which has won three straight and six of seven. Craig Smith and Colin Wilson had three assists apiece to help the Predators move a point ahead of St. Louis for third place in the Central Division.
Rinne leads Predators past Flames 3-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Called upon to play a bigger role, Colton Sissons did not disappoint.
Sissons scored a goal, and Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.
Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Ellis scored, and Colin Wilson had two assists for Nashville, which has won five of six.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Eaves scored the only goal of the shootout in the fifth round, and Jonathan Bernier capped a 24-save performance with a perfect shootout in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal late in the second period for the Ducks, who rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits for a key victory in their playoff surge. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Nick Ritchie also scored for Anaheim.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored 2:45 into overtime and the Nashville Predators came back to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
Forsberg had a goal and an assist in the final nine minutes of the third period to lead the Predators back from a 4-2 deficit. Forsberg has 10 goals and four assists during a six-game point streak.
Ryan Johansen, Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher also scored for the Predators.
Hornqvist scores twice, Penguins top Predators 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice, Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from the All-Star break with a 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday night.
Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who had lost two in a row. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist on Hornqvist's first goal for the 994th point of his career.
Arvidsson, Wilson inactive for Predators
CHICAGO (AP) — Nashville forwards Colin Wilson and Viktor Arvidsson have been scratched for the Predators' game against Chicago due to injuries.
Arvidsson missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury, and Wilson was inactive after he left Friday's 2-1 loss at Florida with a lower-body injury.
Spurgeon’s OT winner leads Wild past Predators 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A three-day break did not stop the surging Wild.
Jared Spurgeon scored the game-winner at 2:46 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Jordan Schroeder carried the puck up on the right side and slid a cross-ice pass to Spurgeon, and he beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne with a one-timer.
Wilson, Johansen each score twice, Predators beat Jets 5-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One day after Thanksgiving, Nashville's forwards were thankful for Mike Fisher's generosity.
Colin Wilson and Ryan Johansen scored twice, Fisher added three assists and Nashville beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Friday night.
James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 22 saves for Nashville, winners of three straight. The Predators continued their home dominance, improving to 8-1-1.