Rantanen Returns to Lineup, Leads Avalanche past Chicago 7-3

DENVER — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists in his return to Colorado’s lineup after missing 16 games due to injury, and Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi each scored twice as the Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 on Saturday night. Colorado Avalanche left wing Mikko Rantanen (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File) Nathan MacKinnon […]

Mackinnon Has Goal, Assist as Avalanche Beat Oilers 4-1

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist as part of Colorado’s three-goal flurry in the third period, and the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Nazem Kadri, Logan O’Connor and Matt Nieto also scored for the Avalanche, who […]

Nathan MacKinnon Scores in OT, Avalanche Beat Panthers 5-4

SUNRISE, Fla. — Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Playing after sustaining a leg injury Wednesday night in an overtime loss to Pittsburgh, MacKinnon beat Sergei Bobrovsky to the glove side. Andre Burakovsky scored […]

Avalanche Hustle to Compete at Camp

The Colorado Avalanche started training camp Friday, Sept. 13 with a bang. They invited 57 players, 7 of whom are on AHL contracts and 1 on a Professional Tryout (PTO) – Colin Campbell. Campbell is a 28-year-old right wing who has spent the last six years playing in the AHL for the Grand Rapids Griffins. […]

Avalanche Proved to Be True All-Star MVPs

The Colorado Avalanche may be a smaller market team but they came up big at the NHL All-Star festivities. The players proved worthy of the recognition and the organization made a stunning public relations move. NHL hockey may never be the same and the Avalanche’s top trio earned some respect. Among the media frenzy surrounding […]

Avalanche at the Christmas Break: 2018 vs. 2017

Some models predict the Colorado Avalanche’s playoff chances to be around 75 percent through 37 games, others higher than 80. Regardless, it’s safe to say their 2018-19 season thus far has been quite successful. They undoubtedly have the top line in the National Hockey League in Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, with the latter […]

Avalanche Shine at the One-Third Mark

The Colorado Avalanche have 28 games under their belt and are one-third of the way through their season. How do they measure up? The Avalanche launched into the first third of the season with one of their hottest starts in a decade. The contributions came from team efforts and individuals. Avalanche Team Overview The Avalanche […]

3 Key Avalanche Roster Questions – Forwards

As the Colorado Avalanche skate into the heart of their preseason matchups, some stories are moving to the forefront. Training camp laid the foundation for watching the player usage, but there are some key issues to be addressed before the regular season starts. The first piece in the three-part series on the Avalanche roster will […]

2019 Hart Trophy Odds: Place Your Bets

Since 1926, the Professional Hockey Writers Association has awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy to the league’s most valuable player. Due to the growing parity in the league, the Hart Trophy race has been one of the more exciting NHL Awards. Last year’s race was more crowded than a rush hour train, with nearly a dozen […]