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Kadri leads way, Avs nearing 1st conference final since '02

May. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri held his hand near his ear to absorb the boos from St. Louis fans after one of his three goals. He nodded several times in their direction following another. “Hey, I’ve got to rub it in,” the Colorado Avalanche forward said afterward. ...

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...

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...

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...

Rangers-Canes, Battle of Alberta up next in NHL playoffs

May. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A few minutes after his New York Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Gerard Gallant had not mentally moved on to what’s next. “I don’t even know who we play,” Gallant said with a chuckle. It’s the...

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...

Net worth: Kuemper lead top-seeded Avs, Saros out 2 games

May. 02, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Darcy Kuemper's hockey card collection as a kid in Saskatoon, Canada, included plenty of his favorite player, Hall of Famer Patrick Roy. The goaltender of the No. 1-seeded Colorado Avalanche wanted to make saves like Roy, step up big like Roy and collect something...

Duchene scores in shootout, Predators rally to beat Avs 5-4

Apr. 29, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene scored the lone goal of the shootout and David Rittich stopped all three attempts as the Nashville Predators rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Thursday night. Duchene also scored in regulation, along with Ryan...