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Avalanche D-man Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 27, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “It’s surreal to me,” Makar said. “You grow up, you see that as a kid, you...

Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL's most valuable player

Jun. 21, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto’s Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player on Tuesday night, becoming only the third Maple Leaf to win the award and the first since Ted Kennedy in 1954-55. The 24-year-old forward received 119 first-place votes in voting...

Today in History: June 21, Constitution goes into effect

Jun. 21, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2022. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 5:14 a.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire...

Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to open Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 16, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Facing the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put the Colorado Avalanche at a sizeable experience disadvantage going into the Stanley Cup Final. When the puck dropped, the Avalanche showed they could use their speed to offset Tampa Bay's players who have...

Colorado Avalanche ride two goalies into Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 10, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Matt Murray stepped on the ice on the first day of the 2017 NHL playoffs ready to lead the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup once again. He didn't make it to puck drop. An injury during warmups sidelined him for a month and turned the job over to Marc-Andre...

Avs remain in holding pattern, start early prep for final

Jun. 09, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — There were quite a few big names missing from the ice for Colorado's practice on Thursday: Captain Gabriel Landeskog, defensemen Devon Toews and Josh Manson, forward Andre Burakovsky. No need for concern, though. Just a maintenance day for that particular group of...

Captain's crunch: Gritty Landeskog leads Avs back to final

Jun. 08, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog kept his patience even as everyone scattered in every direction at practice. Not exactly paying attention, the players were acting like a bunch of 2- and 3-year-olds — because they were. Coach Gabe kept things calm while he was in charge of his...

Avalanche win battle of attrition to reach Stanley Cup final

Jun. 07, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

With Nazem Kadri out with an injury, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen shifted to center to take his spot and was on the receiving end of a few chops on the back of his leg from Edmonton's Duncan Keith that sent him to the ice. Rantanen rose to his feet, shoved Keith and got back in the...

Avalanche sweep Oilers, advance to Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 07, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen is sending a team to the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season. Lehkonen scored 1:19 into overtime, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night, completing a four-game sweep in the Western Conference final...

Avalanche beat Oilers 4-2 to take 3-0 series lead

Jun. 05, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pavel Francouz took J.T. Compher off the hook for a penalty with a key save on Connor McDavid. A few seconds later, Compher took the life out of Rogers Place — and put the Colorado Avalanche on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Finals. Compher came out of the...