Latest Valeri Nichushkin News

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...

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...

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 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...

Avalanche take 3-0 series lead over Preds with 7-3 win

May. 07, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche lost goalie Darcy Kuemper late in the first period. Their power play is so strong right now that's all they lost. Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the second period, and the top-seeded Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 7-3...

Makar scores in OT, Avs win 2-1 over Predators in Game 2

May. 06, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar sent a low liner through traffic and then quickly found himself surrounded by happy teammates. Maybe the happiest of all was at the other end. After all, it was goaltender Darcy Kuemper’s 32nd birthday. The goal made for quite a present. ...

Wild beat Avalanche 4-1, earn home-ice in 1st round

Apr. 30, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and an assist and the Minnesota Wild clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 Friday night. Jordan Greenway had two goals and Tyson Jost also scored for the...

Avs beat Blues 5-3, match team record for points in season

Apr. 27, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche met Tuesday morning to figure out what was suddenly ailing one of the top teams in the league. Team leaders had their say. Coaches, too. The message sank in — whatever that exact message may have been. “Top secret,”...

Kane scores 3 as Oilers beat Avs 6-3, clinch playoff spot

Apr. 23, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane had three goals and an assist, Connor McDavid had three assists and the Edmonton Oilers clinched a playoff berth with a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. Evan Bouchard, Kailer Yamamoto and Kris Russell also scored for the...

Johansson lifts Capitals, snaps Avs' 9-game winning streak

Apr. 19, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Marcus Johansson scored the go-ahead goal with 9:14 remaining, Ilya Samsonov stopped 24 shots and the playoff-bound Washington Capitals snapped the Colorado Avalanche’s nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Monday night. Alex Ovechkin and Garnet Hathaway also...