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Return of Semyon Varlamov means the end of a rookie's run

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — The Avalanche will soon see the return of No. 1 goalie Semyon Varlamov from a groin injury. To make room, Colorado coach Patrick Roy will sit down rookie Calvin Pickard, who has been the talk of...
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Nathan MacKinnon's nasty shootout goal vs. Red Wings keeps him perfect

Denver Post (Nick Groke, All Things Avalanche) — Nathan Mackinnon (Denver Post file)The Avalanche's 3-2 shootout victory over the Red Wings at Detroit on Sunday belonged, again, to goalie Calvin Pickard.
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Finger Pickin' Good Road Trip

NHL.com Playing much better hockey of late, the Colorado Avalanche needed a strong road trip through the Eastern Conference to build some momentum heading into the holiday break. That’s exactly what the...
  • 18 hr 47 min ago

Postgame: Calvin Pickard backstops 2-1 victory (3-2 shootout) at Detroit; Avs collect five of six points on trip

Denver Post (Mike Chambers, All Things Avalanche) — Avalanche rookie goalie has allowed just two goals in his last 10 (regulation) periods:DETROIT -- Please see the previous blog about the Avalanche goaltending situation.
  • 19 hr 17 min ago

Avalanche defeats Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in shootout

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — The Avalanche had to work overtime, and then some, but it finally beat its old archrivals, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
  • 20 hr 39 min ago

Pregame: Avalanche (11-13-8) at Detroit (17-8-8); Semyon Varlamov's return pegged for Tuesday vs. St. Louis

Denver Post (Mike Chambers, All Things Avalanche) — Behind the scenes video of Joe Louis Arena and Patrick Roy interview by former Denver TV talent John Keating:DETROIT -- Avalanche coach Patrick Roy did a pregame presser and told me goalie
  • 1 day ago

Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari out with meniscal tear, will need surgery

Denver Post (Christopher Dempsey The Denver Post) — Nuggets forward Gallinari was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee. He is expected to undergo surgery in the next couple of days and miss at three weeks of action.
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Happy holiday? it might not apply for Avs goalie Calvin Pickard

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Rookie goalie Calvin Pickard, who has become the Avalanche's best story in a surprisingly poor start to the season, might not spend Christmas in Denver.
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Coming to an NHL hockey rink near you: Accountability

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Videos produced by the NHL's department of player safety are just the tip of the hockey stick.
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New Lines A Winning Combination For Avalanche

NHL.com Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy hasn't been pleased with the offensive output by his team recently.Getting two players back in the lineup seemed to help.With John Mitchell and Patrick...
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Postgame: Avalanche's new lines steers 5-1 win at Buffalo

Denver Post (Mike Chambers, All Things Avalanche) — BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The evolving game story is here. I'm on an early flight to Detroit on Sunday, another gameday, so I'll make this quick.
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Colorado Avalanche cruises to 5-1 victory at Buffalo Sabres

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Promoting Max Talbot to Matt Duchene's line and putting John Mitchell between wingers Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla didn't lead to an onslaught of Avalanche goals
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Avalanche will continue to lean on goalie Calvin Pickard as Semyon Varlamov nears return

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov again practiced with the team Friday morning and appears close to returning from his latest groin injury.
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Gameday: Avalanche (10-13-8) at Buffalo (13-17-2); Mitchell and Bordeleau back for Avs

Denver Post (Mike Chambers, All Things Avalanche) — BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Valuable Avalanche forward John Mitchell, who has missed seven consecutive games and 10 of the last 11 with a hip-flexor injury, will return Saturday night against the Sabres.
  • 2 days ago

Hochman: It's just big kids playing a game

Denver Post (Benjamin Hochman The Denver Post) — This wasn't a "you had to be there" sports moment; in fact, I was there, but didn't even know it happened.
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Avs defenseman Brad Stuart finally in 1,000-game club

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — It took Brad Stuart 15 years to play in 999 NHL regular-season games, and another six weeks to reach 1,000.
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Postgame: Despite Patrick Roy-like goaltending, Roy likely to send Calvin Pickard back to Lake Erie

Denver Post (Mike Chambers, All Things Avalanche) — Avalanche rookie goalie Calvin Pickard after 47-save, 1-0 overtime loss at Pittsburgh:PITTSBURGH -- The game story is all about Calvin Pickard, the 22-year-old Avalanche rookie goalie who
  • 3 days ago

Avs Fall On Wrong Side Of Goaltending Duel

NHL.com It’s early in the third period. The score is tied at zero. The puck is lifted high in the air and out of the Pittsburgh Penguins zone, falling right to Sidney Crosby at the Colorado Avalanche blue...
  • 3 days ago

Calvin Pickard again great in goal as Avs lose 1-0 in OT to Penguins

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Another sterling performance by Avalanche rookie goalie Calvin Pickard on Thursday highlighted the pending return of Semyon Varlamov, the man he has so ably replaced.
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Stuart's Decision Led To Lengthy Career

NHL.com Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart will hit a career milestone tonight when he takes the ice at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. It will be his 1,000th career NHL game, an...
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Blog Articles

Nathan MacKinnon's nasty shootout goal vs. Red Wings keeps him perfect

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Nick Groke) — Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon moved to 4-for-4 in shootout attempts this season, all of them unique. But Sunday's might be his best this year.
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Quote of the Night: detroit Shootout

Mile High Hockey (Mike @ MHH) — Whereas those who have long proclaimed the season over continue to participate in the nightly masochism. The Boys went down to Georgia detroit and Calvin "Who Needs Hobbes"  Pickard did...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL December 22nd, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Crosby does a Chevy Chase impression in new Pens video. [ NationalPost.com ] While other NHL teams have spread holiday cheer through ugly sweaters and catchy raps, the Pittsburgh Penguins opted...
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Postgame: Calvin Pickard backstops 2-1 victory (3-2 shootout) at Detroit; Avs collect five of six points on trip

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Calvin Pickard backstops 2-1 victory (3-2 shootout) at Detroit; Avs collect five of six points on trip
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Avalanche beat the Red Wings in a nine-round shootout

Mile High Hockey (Andrew Grassey) — Colorado saw themselves down with under five minutes remaining in the game but battled back to beat the Red Wings in a shoot out. Pregame Notes Dennis Everberg back in the line up tonight...
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GDT: Avalanche at wings 12/21/2014, Game 33

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the wingy wheels of detroit tonight in the Motor City. Game time is 6:00pm in the ET, 4:00pm Mountain and can be seen on...
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Pregame: Avalanche (11-13-8) at Detroit (17-8-8); Semyon Varlamov's return pegged for Tuesday vs. St. Louis

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Behind the scenes video of Joe Louis Arena and Patrick Roy interview by former Denver TV talent John Keating:DETROIT -- Avalanche coach Patrick Roy did a pregame presser and told me goalie Semyon...
  • 1 day ago

Game 33 Preview: Avalanche Roll Into Motown to Face the Wings

Mile High Hockey (Cole D Hamilton) — The Colorado Avalanche finish their road trip against their storied former rivals: the Detroit Red Wings Hot off a big win in Buffalo, New York, the Avalanche have an extremely quick turnaround...
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Postgame: Avalanche's new lines steers 5-1 win at Buffalo

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — The Colorado Avalanche played one of its best games of the season in beating the Sabres 5-1 in Buffalo.
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Game 32 Recap: Tanguay's 3 points Give Avs Edge on Sabres

Mile High Hockey (Casey Lucas) — The Avalanche offense found its much-missed mojo against the struggling Sabres. Tanguay, Mitchell, and Johnson all finished with multiple points and Cal Pickard played another outstanding 60...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

GDT: Avalanche at Sabres 12/20/2014, Game 32

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Sabres of Buffalo tonight in lovely Western NY. Game time is 7:00pm in the ET, 5:00pm in the Mountain and can be seen on the...
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By the Numbers: Avalanche at Penguins, Game 31

Mile High Hockey (SteveHouse) — It was good until....... SteveHouse Game Recap: Colorado absolutely handled their own when this game started. The first period was solid, if a little boring, with shot totals inflated by the...
  • 2 days ago

Gameday: Avalanche (10-13-8) at Buffalo (13-17-2); Mitchell and Bordeleau back for Avs

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Gameday: Avalanche (10-13-8) at Buffalo (13-17-2); Mitchell and Bordeleau back for Avs
  • 2 days ago

From the Monsters Desk: Week 11.1 - Griffs and Xmas Break

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — The beloved Monsters [13-10-4] take on the Grand Rapids Griffins [13-10-3] for the eighth time so far this season tonight at the Q in the final contest before a quick Christmas break. News -...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche vs. Sabres: Can the Avs finally outshoot a team?

Mile High Hockey (Andrew Grassey) — Avalanche play their second game of a three game east coast trip against the Sabres. Now, call me crazy but I still haven't given up on the 2014-2015 Avalanche campaign quite yet. Yes, the Avs...
  • 2 days ago

GDT: USA Juniors vs Boston University 12/19/2014

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening all! Your beloved USA Junior squad takes on the Terriers of Boston University tonight at Walter Brown Arena in Boston. This is a practice game before heading to Kingston ON tomorrow...
  • 2 days ago

Five trade candidates that may be moved

Mile High Hockey (RyanL11) — Poor play and injuries have buried the Avalanche for 2014-2015. What should the team do to remain competitive down the road? With Tankapalooza in full effect, it’s time to look at how the roster...
  • 3 days ago
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL December 19th, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — ICYMI: An article about Pickard. [ NHL.com ] There were no great expectations for Calvin Pickard when he reported to Colorado Avalanche training camp in September, not with Vezina Trophy...
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Postgame: Despite Patrick Roy-like goaltending, Roy likely to send Calvin Pickard back to Lake Erie

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Postgame blog: Avalanche can't score to support Calvin Pickard's 47-save performance in 1-0 overtime loss at Pittsburgh.
  • 3 days ago

We ain't afraid of no mumps...Penguins, however

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — Horseshoes and hand grenades, my friends. Avalanche got an early power play as Simon Despres used a nice little cross check to send Cody McLeod to the ice. Official call was interference....
  • 3 days ago