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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Landeskog's OT goal propels Avalanche to 3-2 win over Ducks

Jan. 23, 2021 1:42 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored 1:38 into overtime, Mikko Rantanen extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Friday night. Landeskog was initially stopped by Anaheim goalie John Gibson on a breakaway, but he got his own...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates with center Anze Kopitar (11) after scoring a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kempe helps Kings rally past Avs for first win of season

Jan. 22, 2021 1:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first couple weeks of the Los Angeles Kings' season has been defined by blown leads. On Thursday night, they showed that they are able to come back after falling behind early. Adrian Kempe broke a tie with 3:50 left and Los Angeles Kings overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Colorado...

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews is congratulated for his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

MacKinnon reaches 500 points as Avalanche top Kings 3-2

Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon became the first member of the 2013 NHL draft class to reach 500 points, Devon Toews and Mikko Rantanen scored power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night. MacKinnon, selected by the Avalanche with the first overall...

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, front, smiles after he was congratulated as he passed the team box after scoring his second goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Landeskog scores 200th goal, Avalanche rout Blues 8-0

Jan. 16, 2021 1:04 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals to reach 200 for his career, helping the Colorado Avalanche rebound from an opening-night loss with an 8-0 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Mikko Rantanen scored the 100th goal of his career and added an...

St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, back, drives past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Conor Timmins, left, to score a goal against goaltender Philipp Grubauer in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Denver. The Blues won 4-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Sundqvist, Binnington help Blues open with 4-1 win over Avs

Jan. 14, 2021 2:45 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Elevated to the second line on short notice, Oskar Sundqvist just wanted to do his part. He certainly did that and more — with a bruise to show for it. Sundqvist scored twice and blocked four shots, Jordan Binnington made 26 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1...

FILE - Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, right, looks on during a news conference to introduce Jared Bednar as the NHL hockey club's new coach in Denver, in this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, file photo. Sakic announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, that a ceremony is planned before the start of the team's regular-season opener against St. Louis on Wednesday to honor Pierre Lacroix, the team's retired president, who died from COVID-19 complications last month in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Sakic credits late Lacroix for assist in GM success with Avs

Jan. 12, 2021 2:07 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic learned early on the secret behind building a contending Stanley Cup team -- keep everything secret. For that particular insight, the Colorado Avalanche Hall of Fame forward turned general manager credits his mentor, the late Pierre Lacroix. The team will hold a ceremony and moment...

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon waits for a face off against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, in this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo. MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned among the Stanley Cup favorites. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Avs, Knights, Blues make realigned West tall at the top

Jan. 8, 2021 3:33 PM EST

The team that emerges from the limited-time-only West Division should enter the Stanley Cup semifinals in prime, title-winning position. Like those mountain ranges in the middle of this three time zone conglomerate, coronavirus-driven realignment yielded a division that sure looks tall at the top. “It will...

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon waits for a face off against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, in this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo. MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned among the Stanley Cup favorites. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Great expectations: MacKinnon, Avs embracing contender role

Jan. 5, 2021 2:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned among the Stanley Cup favorites. With MacKinnon, one of the top playmakers in the league, and Cale Makar, the defensive...