Latest Colorado Avalanche News

Makar scores in 6th round of shootout, Avs beat Lightning

Oct. 23, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Makar beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot after Darcy Kuemper denied Anthony Cirelli to begin the sixth...

Bobrovsky gets 300th win, unbeaten Panthers top Avs 4-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bennett scored the go-ahead goal and Sergei Bobrovsky earned his 300th NHL win as the Florida Panthers remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. The 4-0-0 start is the best in Panthers history. They had...

Kuznetsov scores twice, Capitals beat Avalanche 6-3

Oct. 19, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov skated to the bench after a turnover cost the Washington Capitals a goal against and wanted to slink into the ground. None of his coaches or teammates said a thing, but it took until he scored his second goal of the game on the way to...

Avs' MacKinnon clears protocol, makes season debut at Caps

Oct. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon made his season debut against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night after being cleared from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. MacKinnon missed Colorado's first two games after testing positive for the...

Perron scores 2 goals, Blues hold on to beat Avs, 5-3

Oct. 17, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — David Perron’s teammates gave him a hard time for sitting out Friday’s practice. The extra rest seems to have paid off for the St. Louis Blues. “I’ve never taken so much heat for taking the time I needed to play today,” Perron said. “I had to...

Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog suspended 2 games for boarding

Oct. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for boarding Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach. Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for boarding with 3:38 left in Colorado's 4-2 home...

Byram gets first NHL goal, Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2

Oct. 14, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The veteran defenseman got Colorado started, the 20-year-old rookie chipped in with a milestone goal and the Avalanche began their Stanley Cup quest with a victory. Bowen Byram, Colorado’s youngest player at 20 years, 4 months, scored his first NHL goal...

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon to miss opener with COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnon’s...

NHL ready for 82-game season, wide-open race for Stanley Cup

Oct. 08, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Drew Doughty needs a refresher going into his 13th NHL season. When he ran into Patrick Kane before training camps opened, it was the first time he had seen the Chicago star around a rink in almost two years. “I don’t even know who plays for what...

Avs head coach Bednar sidelined after positive COVID-19 test

Oct. 07, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche announced that coach Jared Bednar has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the next two preseason games against the Dallas Stars. Assistant coaches Ray Bennett and Nolan Pratt will take his place on the bench, the team posted...