San Jose, Colorado set for game 7 matchup
Colorado Avalanche (38-30-14, fifth in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season)
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.
Compher scores twice, Avs beat Blackhawks 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Skating in his home state, J.T. Compher helped keep the Colorado Avalanche rolling.
Compher scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway to snap a tie with 5:22 left in...
Landeskog helps Avalanche beat Jets 4-1 to end 8-game skid
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a win.
The Colorado goalie made 24 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal and the Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
"Definitely feeling better now. The win tastes great," Varlamov said. "It's been some tough times we've been going through the past two months.
Soderberg, Compher lead Avalanche past Panthers 5-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are making strides on the road.
Carl Soderberg scored twice, J.T. Compher broke a third-period tie and Colorado beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Thursday night.
The Avalanche won their 11th road game after winning only 15 all of last season.
MacKinnon’s 2 goals lead Avalanche past Predators 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colorado was due for a regular-season win against the Nashville Predators.
Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the streaking Avalanche beat Nashville 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Tyson Jost had the other goal for the Avalanche, who have won five straight. Colorado also ended an 11-game losing streak to Nashville in the regular season. The teams met in the first round of the playoffs last season, with Nashville winning the series in six games.
Compher, Rantanen score late in 3rd, Avs defeat Stars 3-2
DENVER (AP) — A late rally by Colorado spoiled Jim Montgomery's return to Denver.
J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored 45 seconds apart late in the third period, and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night.
Rantanen also had an assist, and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Colorado has won four in a row and is 6-0-1 in its last seven games.
Compher’s 2 short-handed goals lead Avs past Coyotes 5-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.T. Compher was just trying to play his game and contribute after 16 games out of the Colorado Avalanche lineup due to injury. He ended up with a memorable night.
Compher scored a pair of short-handed goals on the same penalty kill in his return to game action, and the Avalanche defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 Friday night.
Gaudreau scores in OT to lift Flames over Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — The Calgary Flames' strong finish rendered their slow start into an afterthought.
Elias Lindholm scored the tying goal with 1:54 left in regulation and Johnny Gaudreau put in a goal in the first minute of overtime, lifting the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
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.
Compher’s 2 goals lead Avalanche to 5-1 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche will be sorry not to see the Minnesota Wild on the schedule anymore during the regular season.
MacKinnon scored his 33rd goal of the season, J.T. Compher had his first career two-goal game and Colorado dominated Minnesota on the scoreboard again during a 5-1 victory Tuesday night.
Avalanche lose 4-2 to Canadiens, ending 10-game win streak
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended Colorado's 10-game winning streak Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche.
Nicolas Deslauriers, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 20 saves for his 14th win of the season.
Canadiens win 4-2, stop Avalanche streak at 10 games
MONTREAL (AP) — It took one of Jonathan Drouin's best games of the season to stop Colorado's 10-game winning streak.
Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a long run of surprising success for the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
Compher scores in OT, Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon considers Calvin Pickard a close friend, but that didn't stop the Colorado center from getting the best of his pal.
MacKinnon had a goal and two assists and J.T. Compher scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime to give the Avalanche a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
Carl Soderberg scores twice, Avs rout Coyotes 6-2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Their top scorer out after a brawl and game misconduct, the Colorado Avalanche responded with a flurry of second-period goals Saturday night.
Carl Soderberg scored twice, the first to start a four-goal burst in the second, and the Avalanche routed the Coyotes 6-2.
Boyle scores in 3rd, Devils beat Avalanche 2-1
DENVER (AP) — Brian Boyle takes his role on the power play seriously, so he was happy to contribute and give New Jersey another close victory.
Boyle scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jesper Bratt had a goal and an assist and the Devils beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night.
Corey Schneider stopped 22 shots for the Devils, who won in defenseman Sami Vatanen's debut with New Jersey.
Varlamov stops 29 shots; Avs beat B’s again in Boston, 4-0
BOSTON (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are heading into their home opener feeling pretty good.
Another win in Boston certainly helped.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Nail Yakupov scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche continued their recent success in Boston with a 4-0 win over the Bruins on Monday.
Sven Andrighetto and J.T. Compher scored first-period goals for the Avalanche, who improved to 11-0-0-1 in their past 12 games in Boston since the most recent loss on March 30, 1998.
Duchene ends slump as Avalanche beat Red Wings 3-1
DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene raised his arms and exhaled as he circled around the net following his first goal since Feb. 19.
What he calls the "worst slump" of his life is finally over.
Duchene scored for the first time in 12 games and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night.
"I think you could tell by my reaction how relieved I was," Duchene said. "I don't know if I've ever scored a goal that felt better than that one."