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Varlamov leads Avalanche to 5-0 win over Islanders

Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots and earned his 14th career shutout as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 5-0 at the Pepsi Center on Thursday night. Varlamov has now stopped 89-of-91 shots in the last two games. The Avalanche (3-4-4) have earned at least one point in five consecutive games. Cody McLeod set the tone early with a goal just 2:34 into the game. Jan Hejda...
Via Mile High Sports
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Maxime Talbot dances while dressed like a hot dog

Happy Halloween! Here’s Maxime Talbot dancing around while he’s dressed like a hot dog. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 hour 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
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Islanders 5-0

DENVER (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche’s Erik Johnson Okay to Play After Leaving Winnipeg Game

Colorado Avalanche fans were holding their collective breath last night while waiting to hear whether or not top defenseman Erik Johnson had sustained a concussion. Johnson took an awkward tumble into the boards during play versus the Winnipeg Jets yesterday afternoon and was slow to get up, seen clutching the back of his head. The hit occurred in the third […] The post Avalanche’s...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien flattens Tyson Barrie with monster check (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien flattened Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie with a monster check into the corner boards during Sunday night's game at the MTS Centre.Byfuglien then immediately followed it up with a takedown of Avalanche center John Mitchell when he tried to stick up for his teammate.Byfuglien was credited with eight hits in the game, more than...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Varlamov’s new civil suit

Thanks in large part to other recent scandals throughout multiple different sports, the news coming out today regarding Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche’s starting goaltender, is exactly that: news. With off-ice issues once again shadowing Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche’s cornerstone goaltender will be under even more of a magnifying glass than before. Evgeniya...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov being sued by ex-girlfriend

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is being sued by his ex-girlfriend who had previously accused him of domestic abuse, reports NBCSports.com. Varlamov was arrested on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges last October, but his case was dismissed in late December. In the lawsuit, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, Varlamov’s ex-girlfriend, alleges repeated instances...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets defeat Avalanche in overtime

The Colorado Avalanche lost in overtime for the third time of the season in a Sunday matinee on the road against the Winnipeg Jets. Colorado (2-4-3) falls to 0-3 in overtime this season after they posted a league-best 15-8 record in extra time last year. Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg’s (3-5) captain, provided a goal and an assist while leading his team to a 2-1 victory. Ladd deflected...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Varlamov says groin healed, will start in net Friday vs. Canucks

  Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ turnaround will be predicated on physicality

To say that the Colorado Avalanche are off to a slow start would be to state a capital-T Truth. To say that the team is already buried while in front of notoriously fiery head coach Patrick Roy would be an exercise in folly. Speaking after practice at Family Sports in centennial on Tuesday, Patrick Roy told Nick Groke of the Denver Post his plan. “The way we practiced today, this...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche ice cold to start season

Anticipation was high, the fan base was as excited as ever for the start to the season. This was supposed to be the year in which the Colorado Avalanche were going to restore their name as a perennial contender. However, this has not been the case. Not even close. Colorado fell to the Florida Panthers – the team that could only draw 7,000 fans to a home game last week – last...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Berra and Varlamov return this week

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said the team wouldn't panic when it came to injuries to their top two goaltenders, starter Semyon Varlamov and backup Reto Berra. Yesterday, they were informed they will getting both net-minders back this week.#186403000 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mike Halford of ProHockeyTalk,  the Avalanche plan on removing Varlamov from injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche

It’s been a rough start to the 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche, but for the first time this year, the Avs (and their fans) can breathe a little sigh of relief. AHL farmhands Calvin Pickard and Sami Aittokallio did their best, but the big-leaguers are on their way back: Reto Berra practiced fully on […] The post Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche appeared first...
Via Two Pad Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche

We’re just five games into the 2014-15 season, but the Colorado Avalanche might be in trouble. After making a surprise run to the Central Division crown last season, the Avs have been slow out of the gate thusfar, going 1-3-1 through their first five games. Sure, that’s not a huge sample size, but there are […] The post Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Goalie Reto Berra Injured on Thursday

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lose goalies as Reto Berra left Thursday night’s game at the 2:46 mark of the first period when he was involved in a collision with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris. Colorado was leading the game 1-0 at the time but ended up losing 5-3. #476983717 / gettyimages.comThe injury to Reto Berra is being described as an upper body injury which occurred...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche place G Semyon Varlamov on IR

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that goalie Semyon Varlamov has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. NEWS: The Avalanche has placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on IR. Calvin Pickard has been recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 16, 2014 Varlamov, 26, is 0-2-1 this season with a 3.80 goals against average. He made...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Bruins Adam McQuaid, Avalanche’s Cody McLeod Fight

Who doesn’t love a great hockey fight? During the Bruins and Avalanche game on Monday afternoon, Adam McQuaid and Cody McLeod squared up at center ice. If I had to score that round, I’d go 10-9 McQuaid. The post GIF: Bruins Adam McQuaid, Avalanche’s Cody McLeod Fight appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Mike Lucas.
Via Standing O Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

As offense sputters, so do Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche entered this season with their greatest strength being their high-powered offense. Well, it may not be time to sound the alarms, but that offense has not shown up yet in a pair of games. He had their number in the playoffs last season, and to this point, Darcy Kuemper has had the Avs number again, notching 2 shutouts in back-to-back games Credit to Darcy Kuemper...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Post suspends Colorado Avalanche beat writer for foul language

The Denver Post has suspended Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater for two weeks without pay after the writer used inappropriate language on Twitter. The suspension was handed down after Dater used obscenities in exchanges with other users on October 4th and 5th. Post Editor Gregory L. Moore commented on the suspension, saying: “Journalists need to recognize that they need...
Via Awful Announcing
23 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...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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