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Who has the inside track in the Western Conference wild card race?

Source | 3 days ago.

Heading into Tuesday night the race features four teams all tied in the standings with 47 points for the last playoff spot. That alone is pretty incredible, even at the halfway point of the season. But when you add in the suddenly fading Colorado Avalanche who sit just three points ahead of that pack, as well as the Dallas Stars who hold the third spot in the Central Division based on a tiebreaker with the Avalanche, and then consider the St. Louis Blues are still somehow lurking around after their terrible start, and you have got seven teams all packed together in what can probably best be described as a log-jam of mediocrity.

Avalanche sliding as road trip heads to Montreal

Source | 7 days ago.

The Colorado Avalanche found out Friday they are going to be well represented at the Jan. 26 All-Star Game in San Jose. Captain Gabe Landeskog won the "Last Man In" fan voting and will join linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen in the event. If any team needs some good news, it is Colorado.

Jets bring offensive momentum into clash with Wild

Source | 9 days ago.

After going through a surprising stretch in which it was held to one or fewer goals in five out of seven games, Winnipeg has regained its offensive swagger. Entering Thursday's road game against the Minnesota Wild, the Jets (27-13-2) have scored 12 goals in their last two games. Seven different players lit the lamp in their 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

MacKinnon, Bednar exchange venom on bench of struggling Avalanche

Source | 9 days ago.

Things have reached more than a mild simmer with the Colorado Avalanche. While dropping their eighth game over the last nine on Wednesday night in Calgary, cameras caught superstar centre Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar barking venomously at one another on the Avalanche bench. It's unclear what caused the blow-up (neither was apparently asked about it after the game) or exactly what was said, but the exchange of pointed words was intense enough for MacKinnon to literally fall off the bench when captain Gabriel Landeskog attempted to intervene.

Sharks vs. Lightning watch guide: Projected lines and defensive pairs

Source | 13 days ago.

Sharks vs. Lightning watch guide: Projected lines and defensive pairs originally appeared on SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks gear up for the ultimate challenge as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. San Jose goes into Saturday's game on a high note, coming off a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. But they also enter with a banged-up blue line, with Justin Braun being placed on IR and Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic sidelined with injuries.

Brent Burns, Sharks rally to beat Avalanche despite injuries on defense

Source | 16 days ago.

Up until Sharks goaltender Martin Jones made one last save in the final seconds of the game to solidify the Sharks' 5-4 victory, it looked the game could have gone either way. But the Sharks held on to win, even when one of their key players was injured in the first frame. "It was a crazy game," Brent Burns told Sharks radio broadcaster Jamie Baker after the game.

WATCH LIVE: Sharks visit Avalanche on Wednesday Night Hockey

Source | 16 days ago.

The Sharks and Avalanche meet for the first time this season in a matchup of teams that would each be in the playoffs if the season ended today but enter the new year on very different paths. San Jose won nine of 15 games in December (9-4-2) including a 7-2-2 stretch in its last 11. Colorado, on the other hand, is mired in a five-game losing streak (0-3-2) and has lost nine of its last 11 games (2-6-3).

Golden Knights finding form ahead of clash with Kings

Source | 17 days ago.

The Vegas Golden Knights appear to be busting out of their sophomore slump. The Golden Knights (23-15-4) have surged to the top of the Pacific Division with 50 points, boosted by a three-game winning streak that includes a 4-1 win on the road against the Los Angeles Kings last Saturday. Los Angeles, which beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on the road Monday night, is in last place in the division with a 16-21-3 record.

Bettman says he hasn't talked to Stars about Lites' comments

Source | 17 days ago.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hasn't reached out to the Dallas Stars about CEO Jim Lites' expletive-laced criticism of high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites ripped Benn and Seguin on Friday, telling reporters their play has been "terrible" and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well. The NHL players' union called the comments "reckless and insulting," but Bettman sounded as if he wanted to stay out of the situation.

Sharks-Avalanche Preview

Source | 17 days ago.

The feel-good start to the season for the Colorado Avalanche is officially over. Colorado is 3-7-3 in its last 13 games, has lost five straight -- the last two in the first minute of overtime -- and can't seem to score more than two goals in a game. The Avalanche are stumbling and frustrated heading into 2019.

Kane scores 2nd of game in OT to lift Blackhawks over Avs

Source | 20 days ago.

A resurgent power play figured prominently in the Chicago Blackhawks' latest win. Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game 41 seconds into overtime and the Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. The Blackhawks were on a power play when Kane knocked in the decisive shot from the slot off a feed from Jonathan Toews for Chicago's fifth victory in six games.

Four takeaways: Blackhawks end 2018 with overtime win thanks to Patrick Kane

Source | 20 days ago.

Four takeaways: Blackhawks end 2018 with overtime win thanks to Patrick Kane originally appeared on Here are four takeaways from the Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Saturday: 1. Patrick Kane's overtime heroics The Blackhawks scored three goals on Saturday, and Kane factored in on each of them. He had two goals and an assist, including the overtime winner, for his second straight three-point effort to help his team win for the fifth time in six games.

Fleury expected to play for Golden Knights vs. Coyotes

Source | 20 days ago.

Now that the Vegas Golden Knights have proven they can win with the goaltender who had the fewest wins in the NHL, they'll try to win another with the goalie who leads the league in wins. Marc-Andre Fleury (21-10-4) is expected to start when the Golden Knights play the second half of a weekend back-to-back against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Sunday. Darcy Kuemper (5-10-2) will start for the Coyotes, who defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in overtime Saturday.

Kings go for 4th win in row vs. Coyotes

Source | 23 days ago.

When the Los Angeles Kings host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night at Staples Center, they'll try to pick up where they left off before the Christmas break. The Kings (14-20-3) have collected points in three straight games for the first time this season, beating the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-1 followed by overtime wins at the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights on consecutive days last weekend. "It's going to make the break that much better and we feel really good in here," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty told reporters after the win against Vegas on Sunday.

Sharks vs. Coyotes live stream: How to watch NHL game online on MyTeams

Source | 26 days ago.

Sharks vs. Coyotes live stream: How to watch NHL game online on MyTeams originally appeared on The Sharks will play their final game of the holiday break on Sunday, and they'll have to do so minus star defenseman Erik Karlsson. The NHL suspended Karlsson two games for an illegal check to the head, meaning San Jose will not have the two-time Norris Trophy winner in the lineup on Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Karlsson assisted on both Sharks goals in Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings, and the Swedish blue liner extended his assist streak to eight games.

Avalanche-Coyotes Preview

Source | 28 days ago.

Rantanen and Landeskog each had a goal and an assist, MacKinnon had two assists and No. line forward J.T. Compher scored two short-handed goals on the same power play in the earlier Avalanche-Coyotes game. That loss, and a 6-1 defeat to the Calgary Flames two days later, might represent the low point of the Coyotes' season to date.