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MacKinnon, Avs left frustrated by another early playoff exit

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon didn't really want to hear about how the Colorado Avalanche remain squarely in a win-it-all sort of window and how there's always next year. The speedy forward has grown tired of such talk. This is the cold, hard...

Golden Knights top Avalanche 6-3, reach Stanley Cup semis

Jun. 11, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Alex Pietrangelo signed with the Vegas Golden Knights in October, he didn’t mince words as to why he left St. Louis after 12 seasons. “Obviously the atmosphere; I mean, I think everybody agrees it’s probably the best place to play in the NHL...

McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon finalists for NHL MVP honors

Jun. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. McDavid, considered the likely winner of the award, dominated...

Stone scores early in OT, Knights beat Avs 3-2 in Game 5

Jun. 09, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mark Stone blocked a shot on the defensive end and by the time he spun around, a pass was waiting for him with nothing but clear sailing ahead. A burst of speed — even as tired as he was — and a wrist shot later, he was being mobbed along the boards by...

Arbitrator upholds Kadri's 8-game suspension for illegal hit

Jun. 08, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri saw his eight-game suspension for an illegal hit upheld by an arbitrator hours before Game 5 on Tuesday in a second-round series against Vegas. Kadri has already served six games of a suspension he was given after...

Quick study: Knights neutralize Avs' speed, series tied at 2

Jun. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The speedy Colorado Avalanche are suddenly the ones doing all the chasing. Vegas had Colorado in defense mode as the Golden Knights tied their playoff series at two games apiece by taking both games at home. Game 5 is Tuesday in Denver. ...

Marchessault's hat trick lifts Vegas to 5-1 win over Avs

Jun. 07, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the Vegas Golden Knights lost the first two games of their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche, captain Mark Stone said no team is out of a series until it loses at home. After sweeping two in Vegas, the Golden Knights are back in...

Marchessault, Pacioretty score late to lift Vegas past Avs

Jun. 05, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer said Thursday one goal could get a raucous home crowd involved and make the difference in a playoff game. His words rang true Friday night. Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty scored 45...

The Latest: Nuggets, Avalanche arena OK for full capacity

Jun. 03, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ball Arena in Denver has been approved to return to full capacity for the next round of the NBA and NHL playoffs providing fans wear face coverings. ...

Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs up 2-0 in series vs. Knights

Jun. 03, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen found himself in the middle of an on-ice swarm from teammates after scoring the winner. Wonderful and all, but he wanted to make sure the real star of the show received his fair share of the credit, too — goaltender Philipp Grubauer. ...