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Rantanen looks to build upon breakout season with Avalanche

Source | 1 day ago.

Mikko Rantanen enjoyed a breakout campaign as the Colorado Avalanche surprised many observers by reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years. "It was a good year for us," Rantanen said to Rantanen took the league by storm with 84 points (29 goals, 55 assists) in 81 games in his second full season.

Avalanche re-sign D Barberio to 2-year deal

Source | 5 days ago.

The Colorado Avalanche re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a two-year contract through the 2019-20 season, the team announced Tuesday. The deal will pay Barberio $1.45 million annually, according to a report from the Denver Post. The defender was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Bednar, Cassidy, Gallant are 2018 Jack Adams Award finalists

Source | 24 days ago.

Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche, Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights have been named as the three finalists for the 2017-18 Jack Adams Award. The winner of the award, voted on by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association and given to the the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success,” will be announced during the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on June 20.

Western Second Round Preview

Source | 25 days ago.

The Predators came into the playoffs as one of the main favorites to win the Stanley Cup and while the Colorado Avalanche put up a good fight in the first round, it wasn’t enough to dampen the enthusiasm about Nashville.  However, the Jets’ decisive win over the Minnesota Wild might give some pause before predicting a winner for this series. The Jets were almost as strong as Nashville during the regular season and despite Winnipeg’s lack of playoff experience, the club didn’t slow down at all in the first round.  Patrik Laine, who was playing in his first postseason series, came up big with two goals and four points, while Mark Scheifele, who had just four games worth of playoff experience before this year, led the Jets with four goals.

Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit

Source | 28 days ago.

Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger. Having an MVP candidate like Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge certainly didn't hurt, either. ''We love the way we play the game,'' Sakic said a day after the Avs were eliminated from the first round of the postseason by top-seeded Nashville in six games.

Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

Source | 28 days ago.

Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night. Austin Watson , Filip Forsberg , Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators move on to face Winnipeg. They were 3-1-1 against the Jets in the regular season. Nashville removed any sort of drama with two goals in the opening period and two more in the second to hush the capacity crowd. Rinne was on his game in notching his fourth career postseason shutout. Andrew Hammond ran out of magic in net, allowing five goals.

Avalanche broadcaster goes wild, delivers bizarre goal call

Source | 29 days ago.

The Avalanche celebrate after scoring the go-ahead goal late in the third period. Despite being down 1-0 with under five minutes to play, the Colorado Avalanche battled back to save their season with a 2-1 win over the Predators in Game 5. Avs hockey fans everywhere rejoiced when Sven Andrighetto scored the game-winning goal with 1:28 left in the third period, but nobody as much as Colorado radio broadcaster Mike Moser who absolutely lost his mind.

Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

Source | 29 days ago.

Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11. Gabriel Landeskog started the rally with his goal into an empty net with Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne caught outside the crease with his own teammate Ryan Ellis in his lap. Then Andrighetto gave the Avs the lead off a rebound of a shot by J.T. Compher that stunned