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Landeskog scores OT winner, Avs force Game 7 with Sharks

May. 7, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog's first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and knock it in. The captain's reaction right after was not — a big, toothy grin with arms raised to greet eager...

MacKinnon, Avs beat Sharks 3-0 in Game 4 to even series

May. 3, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon described his batted-in goal as merely cleaning up garbage. This was far from trash talk: The Colorado Avalanche are right back in the series. MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout...

Avalanche blank Sharks, Bruins top Blue Jackets

May. 3, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Thursday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. MacKinnon has...

Couture scores 3 goals, Sharks beat Avs 4-2 in Game 3

May. 1, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — San Jose center Gustav Nyquist had a couple of special deliveries this week. On Monday, his wife gave birth to their first child. He rejoined the team Tuesday and assisted on Logan Couture recording his first career playoff hat trick. "Perfect timing," the beaming new father said. Couture...

Gelding named for Avs captain finishes 2nd in Arkansas race

Apr. 27, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Landeskog entered the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes coming off an impressive victory to begin his career. He came out of it with his first loss Saturday, finishing second by 1 3/4 lengths to 5-1 shot Nitrous at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. One of his co-owners knows the feeling. The...