Latest Jared Bednar News

Kadri has hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 to take 3-1 lead

May. 24, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nazem Kadri had the last laugh. Kadri scored three goals, including two during a four-goal second period barrage, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference series. Kadri’s...

New scrutiny for Avs' Kadri after collision with Binnington

May. 22, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — That water bottle tossed toward Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri hardly came out of nowhere. For two straight postseasons, Kadri has been the agitator that makes Colorado go and the pest that drives the St. Louis Blues crazy. In Saturday night’s...

Avs seek answers after Blues make right moves, tie series

May. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

Nathan MacKinnon saw a team that just couldn’t get up the ice with its customary speed. Couldn’t generate quality scoring chances. Couldn’t get in a flow. That wasn't them. “We were bad,” the Colorado forward acknowledged after a 4-1 loss to St. Louis that...

Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs

May. 20, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Between the new line combinations and wrinkles — using five forwards on a power play — there was one big-time constant for St. Louis: Jordan Binnington. Stellar in goal yet again. David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive...

Support cast guides Avs in Game 1 win, stars spark Lightning

May. 18, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

Sometimes, your top players aren’t at their peak and you still win. Exhibit A: Colorado defenseman and Norris Trophy finalist Cale Makar. Sometimes, your top players are your top players and you win handily. Exhibits B and C: Tampa Bay forward Nikita...

Manson scores 8:02 into OT, Avs beat Blues 3-2 in Game 1

May. 18, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson was simply trying to hold his ground near the blueline with players flying at him. Not on the winning goal — he was that open — but from the group of teammates charging his way. Manson scored his first career playoff goal 8:02 into...

Second thoughts: Speedy Avs get rematch with rugged Blues

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog supervised his daughter’s soccer practices. Coach Jared Bednar did yardwork. Speedy forward Nathan MacKinnon planned some play time with his dogs. Just a relaxing week break before facing their arch rival: The second...

Magic Makar: Avalanche defenseman turns in dominant series

May. 11, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — There’s one area Cale Makar still has plenty of room for growth — his playoff beard. Even with a little bit of a head start, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman's rosy cheeks still shine through. “It’s like three weeks, right?” teased teammate...

Avalanche 1st to advance in NHL, now wait for Blues or Wild

May. 10, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are the first NHL team to advance to the second round this postseason, and the top-seeded team in the Western Conference is coming off simply a dominating performance. The Avalanche swept Nashville, something that hadn't happened in...

Avalanche 1st to advance to 2nd round with sweep of Preds

May. 10, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are happy they got a bit of a challenge before sweeping the Nashville Predators. They actually had to rally for the first time in the first round. Valeri Nichushkin scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:58 left, and the...