Avalanche acquires goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose Sharks

Avalanche acquires goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose Sharks

Avalanche acquires goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose Sharks The Avalanche got its veteran backup goalie Saturday, acquiring pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round draft pick in 2021. Related Articles Backup goalie Jonas …..

Avalanche re-acquires defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit Red Wings

Avalanche re-acquires defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit Red Wings

Avalanche re-acquires defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit Red Wings The Avalanche, already deep on defense, nevertheless acquired defenseman Patrik Nemeth from the Detroit Red Wings on Friday in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick. Nemeth, 29, is in his second season with the Red Wings …..

Avalanche has positive COVID test, cancels morning skate in Anaheim

Avalanche has positive COVID test, cancels morning skate in Anaheim

Avalanche has positive COVID test, cancels morning skate in Anaheim The Avalanche is scheduled to face the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. But the morning skate has been canceled because of a positive COVID test within the franchise. This …..

Chambers: Avalanche trade-deadline focus still on backup goaltender

Chambers: Avalanche trade-deadline focus still on backup goaltender

Chambers: Avalanche trade-deadline focus still on backup goaltender Recently acquired goalie Jonas Johansson made his third appearance with the Avalanche on Wednesday night in Minnesota, and for the third time, he allowed a goal on the first shot he faced. Granted, Johansson came in cold …..

Minnesota snaps Avalanche’s 15-game point streak with 8-3 rout

Minnesota snaps Avalanche’s 15-game point streak with 8-3 rout

Minnesota snaps Avalanche’s 15-game point streak with 8-3 rout Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer, the NHL leader in goals-against average, wins and shutouts, didn’t look like himself Wednesday. And his teammates weren’t any better. Chalk it up to a shoddy performance from a previously red-hot team …..

Michigan assistant Kris Mayotte named head hockey coach at Colorado College

Michigan assistant Kris Mayotte named head hockey coach at Colorado College

Michigan assistant Kris Mayotte named head hockey coach at Colorado College Colorado College named Kris Mayotte head coach of the Tigers’ hockey program Wednesday. Mayotte, 38, was an assisted coach at the University of Michigan the past two seasons. He replaces Mike Haviland, who was …..

Avalanche’s Cale Makar supports shorthanded UMass in NCAA Frozen Four

Avalanche’s Cale Makar supports shorthanded UMass in NCAA Frozen Four

Avalanche’s Cale Makar supports shorthanded UMass in NCAA Frozen Four Cale Makar is focused on Wednesday’s eighth and final regular-season game against the Minnesota Wild, but Thursday the Avalanche second-year defenseman will be all about what’s happening with the Massachusetts Minutemen at the NCAA Frozen …..

Avalanche dominates odd second period in 5-4 win over Minnesota

Avalanche dominates odd second period in 5-4 win over Minnesota

Avalanche dominates odd second period in 5-4 win over Minnesota The numbers didn’t add up. But reality proved that it was true. In the second period Monday night, the Avalanche was whistled for all three penalties, playing shorthanded for 5:06. But when the period was …..

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 victory over St. Louis

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 victory over St. Louis

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 victory over St. Louis Former Avalanche standout Ryan O’Reilly inadvertently contributed to the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation Saturday night as the Avs defeated O’Reilly and the St. Louis Blues 2-1 at Ball Arena. Colorado will …..

Alex Newhook, 2019 first-round pick, signs with Avalanche

Alex Newhook, 2019 first-round pick, signs with Avalanche

Alex Newhook, 2019 first-round pick, signs with Avalanche The Avalanche, as expected, signed Boston College sophomore forward Alex Newhook to his three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. Newhook, 20, was a first-round draft pick (16th overall) in 2019, selected 12 spots behind Avs defenseman …..

Fighting defenseman Dan Renouf adds element Avalanche normally lacks

Fighting defenseman Dan Renouf adds element Avalanche normally lacks

Fighting defenseman Dan Renouf adds element Avalanche normally lacks Journeyman depth defenseman Dan Renouf provides a specific skill set the Avalanche hasn’t had recently — a natural enforcer willing to drop the gloves to back up teammates. Renouf, 26, will again replace injured teenager Bo …..

Avalanche dominates Ducks to extend points streak to 11 games

Avalanche dominates Ducks to extend points streak to 11 games

Avalanche dominates Ducks to extend points streak to 11 games A familiar event unfolded Monday night at Ball Arena. The Avalanche outshot its opponent by more than a 2-to-1 margin and skated off victorious. The Avs, who entered the game ranked first in the NHL …..

Avalanche’s winning streak ends with shootout loss to Coyotes

Avalanche’s winning streak ends with shootout loss to Coyotes

Avalanche’s winning streak ends with shootout loss to Coyotes The Avalanche’s seven-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Colorado lost 5-4 in a shootout, after trailing 2-0 early and blowing a 4-2 third-period lead. Goalie …..

Avalanche extends winning streak to seven games with 5-1 victory at Arizona

Avalanche extends winning streak to seven games with 5-1 victory at Arizona

Avalanche extends winning streak to seven games with 5-1 victory at Arizona Philipp Grubauer celebrated his 200th career NHL game by padding his league-leading stats. The Avalanche goalie late Monday night backstopped his team to its seventh consecutive victory with a 5-1 triumph against the …..

Former Avs defenseman Brett Clark joins Colorado Eagles coaching staff

Former Avs defenseman Brett Clark joins Colorado Eagles coaching staff

Former Avs defenseman Brett Clark joins Colorado Eagles coaching staff The Colorado Eagles coaches are an extension of Jared Bednar’s staff, and the Avalanche head coach was thrilled to see former Avs defenseman Brett Clark join the AHL club. Clark, who played for the Avs …..

New backup goalie Jonas Johansson joins Avalanche for road trip to Arizona

New backup goalie Jonas Johansson joins Avalanche for road trip to Arizona

New backup goalie Jonas Johansson joins Avalanche for road trip to Arizona A day after being acquired by the Avalanche from the Buffalo Sabres, goaltender Jonas Johansson was at team headquarters Sunday preparing to travel with the team to Arizona. Colorado begins a consecutive-night stretch …..

Avalanche again soundly defeats Minnesota Wild at Ball Arena

Avalanche again soundly defeats Minnesota Wild at Ball Arena

Avalanche again soundly defeats Minnesota Wild at Ball Arena Minnesota likes to call itself the State of Hockey. But the Wild might be in the State of Shock after losing a combined 11-1 in its two-game set against the Avalanche at Ball Arena. The Avs …..

Chambers: NHL winners and losers at midpoint of condensed season

Chambers: NHL winners and losers at midpoint of condensed season

Chambers: NHL winners and losers at midpoint of condensed season Saturday’s game between the Avalanche and Minnesota Wild was the 29th for both teams, marking the beginning of the second half of the NHL’s condensed 56-game schedule. While division rival St. Louis played its 31st …..

Avalanche acquires Swedish goalie Jonas Johansson from Buffalo Sabres

Avalanche acquires Swedish goalie Jonas Johansson from Buffalo Sabres

Avalanche acquires Swedish goalie Jonas Johansson from Buffalo Sabres The Avalanche acquired a backup goaltender Saturday by sending a 2021 sixth-round draft pick to Buffalo for Jonas Johansson, a 25-year-old Swede. Related Articles 5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 5-1 win over Minnesota Avalanche pounds Minnesota, …..

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 5-1 win over Minnesota

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 5-1 win over Minnesota

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 5-1 win over Minnesota In dominating fashion, the Avalanche on Thursday night leapfrogged Minnesota for second place in the West Divison by dismantling the Wild 5-1 at Ball Arena. Colorado, now at the halfway point of their 56-game season, outshot …..

Avalanche pounds Minnesota, 5-1, to reach midpoint of season

Avalanche pounds Minnesota, 5-1, to reach midpoint of season

Avalanche pounds Minnesota, 5-1, to reach midpoint of season In every area of the ice at Ball Arena on Thursday night, the home team dominated. In what was billed as a divisional showdown, the Avalanche made the opposition feel like it didn’t show up. The …..

5 possible Avalanche goaltending trade targets ahead of April 12 deadline

5 possible Avalanche goaltending trade targets ahead of April 12 deadline

5 possible Avalanche goaltending trade targets ahead of April 12 deadline The Avalanche is clearly in need of a capable backup goaltender, and there are options out there if the franchise decides to target a proven veteran “rental.” These five goalies are each pending unrestricted …..

Avalanche prepares for big snowstorm and playing during it Sunday afternoon

Avalanche prepares for big snowstorm and playing during it Sunday afternoon

Avalanche prepares for big snowstorm and playing during it Sunday afternoon Most Avalanche players will take Saturday off and all team members will make their own arrangements to get to Ball Arena amid a large snowstorm forecast to hit Denver during Sunday’s nationally televised game …..

Avalanche ride Mikko Rantanen, Philipp Grubauer in 2-0 victory over Kings

Avalanche ride Mikko Rantanen, Philipp Grubauer in 2-0 victory over Kings

Avalanche ride Mikko Rantanen, Philipp Grubauer in 2-0 victory over Kings From blocking shots defensively to passing the puck when you’re in a guaranteed position to score, the Avalanche played unselfish Friday night. Mikko Rantanen scored his team-leading 12th goal and goalie Philipp Grubauer produced …..

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 overtime victory over Arizona

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 overtime victory over Arizona

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 2-1 overtime victory over Arizona The Avalanche outshot the Arizona Coyotes 46-14 on Wednesday but needed an overtime goal from Gabe Landeskog to win 2-1 and collect the much-deserved two points. The game story is here. Five takeaways:  Shots differential. …..

Avalanche dominates Coyotes but required overtime goal in 2-1 triumph

Avalanche dominates Coyotes but required overtime goal in 2-1 triumph

Avalanche dominates Coyotes but required overtime goal in 2-1 triumph The return of star center Nathan MacKinnon on Wednesday seemed to give the injury-riddled Avalanche dynamic energy. In another fan-free and fake noise environment at Ball Arena, Colorado produced 27 of the first 32 shots …..

Avalanche approaches one-year anniversary of final pre-COVID game

Avalanche approaches one-year anniversary of final pre-COVID game

Avalanche approaches one-year anniversary of final pre-COVID game Not quite halfway through the NHL’s 2021 season, Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of the Avalanche’s last home game played before fans. On March 11, 2020, the Avs used an overtime goal from J.T. Compher to …..