Latest Jared Bednar News

Canadiens' coach symptom-free; hopes to return in days

Jun. 20, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme on Sunday said he remained symptom-free two days after testing positive for COVID-19, and hoped to be back behind the bench during Montreal’s Stanley Cup semifinal series against Vegas. Wearing a dark blue...

Canadiens coach Ducharme tests positive for virus, isolating

Jun. 18, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal interim coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for the coronavirus and missed the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime victory Friday night in Game 3 of the semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL said Ducharme received a confirmed...

Caufield, college stars add 'young energy' to NHL playoffs

Jun. 11, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

When the Montreal Canadiens were one goal away from being eliminated in the first round, and then again when they were one goal away from reaching the Stanley Cup semifinals, Cole Caufield set up the overtime winner each time. Caufield was dominating college hockey just...

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...

Bednar cleared to coach Avs after virus testing irregularity

Jun. 10, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

Jared Bednar was cleared to coach the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the morning skate Thursday because of a COVID-19 testing irregularity. An Avalanche spokesman confirmed Bednar will be behind the...

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...

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...

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. ...