Banged-up Sharks prepare for 2nd-round series vs. rested Avs

Hockey 04/25/19, 17:32

As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched.Whether that will have an impact when the teams meet in the second round starting Friday night in ...

Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

Hockey 04/23/19, 22:31

Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 years after all three Canadian teams were eliminated in the opening round of the 2018-19 playoffs.The Boston Bruins defeated Toronto ...

Avalanche moving on in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

Hockey 04/20/19, 14:49

The brief message on social media from Colorado defenseman Nikita Zadorov was rhetorical in nature: "How is your bracket ?"Because obviously, it's pretty messy.The eighth-seeded Avalanche certainly played a big role in that. Colorado knocked off the Calgary Flames — the top team in the West — in five games ...

Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round

Sports 04/20/19, 00:27

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series Friday night to advance to the second round.Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had three assists as ...

Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

Sports 04/18/19, 15:10

After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round series that heads back to Calgary for Game 5 on Friday ...

Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled dates for tour

Entertainment 04/18/19, 07:59

Fleetwood Mac has announced rescheduled dates for its North America tour that were postponed earlier this month because singer Stevie Nicks had the flu.The Grammy-winning band is set to play Boston on Oct. 28 and Philadelphia on Nov. 3. Canadian dates include Quebec City on Oct. 30, Toronto on Nov. ...

Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4

Hockey 04/18/19, 00:35

Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the teams' best-of-seven series.Moments after weathering a penalty, ...

Makar shines in NHL debut, Avs beat Flames 6-2 for 2-1 lead

Hockey 04/16/19, 00:15

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.Matt Nieto added a short-handed goal, and ...

Avs defenseman Cale Makar will make NHL debut in Game 3

Hockey 04/15/19, 13:49

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3 against Calgary, his favorite childhood team.Makar signed a three-year deal with Colorado on Sunday — a day after Massachusetts lost in the Frozen Four championship game. The 20-year-old will step in for injured defenseman Samuel Girard.The Colorado-Calgary ...

‘No easy shifts’ as first-round series get tight and nasty

Sports 04/14/19, 14:32

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas."There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there."Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed ...

From Frozen Four to NHL playoffs: Cale Makar signs with Avs

Sports 04/14/19, 11:06

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year deal a day after his Massachusetts squad lost in the Frozen Four championship game.Makar, who's from Calgary, could make his NHL debut Monday in Game 3 of a playoff series against the Flames. The series is tied at a ...

MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Flames to even series

Sports 04/14/19, 01:18

Nathan MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece with a 3-2 win Saturday night.After Philipp Grubauer stopped Michael Frolik at one end, the puck went up ice, where a pass from Mikko Rantanen sprung MacKinnon down ...

Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs

Sports 04/12/19, 16:53

For all the value of postseason experience, youth is off to a nice start in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Teenage defenseman Miro Heiskanen built on his stellar rookie season in his playoff debut with Dallas, 19-year-old Andrei Svechnikov tried to carry Carolina back from a big deficit, early 20-somethings Mitch Marner ...

Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1

Hockey 04/12/19, 00:31

Matthew Tkachuk scored twice and Mike Smith made 26 saves for his first playoff shutout in nearly seven years, and the Calgary Flames blanked the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.Rookie Andrew Mangiapane and Mikael Backlund also scored as Calgary ...

Speed of Avs, Flames on display in 1st-ever playoff meeting

Hockey 04/10/19, 16:26

The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames have never crossed paths in the playoffs.Not in the days of Joe Sakic or Jarome Iginla (who later would become an Avalanche player). Not in the tenure of Bob Hartley (he coached both, including the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2000-01).The first ...

16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

Hockey 04/10/19, 02:35

Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.All five teams are returning to the postseason after at least one season off (or nine, for the Hurricanes). It's a familiar number: In 12 of the last 14 seasons, the playoff ...

Grubauer shines down the stretch to propel Avs into playoffs

Hockey 04/09/19, 15:09

Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubauer has found such a groove lately that he is turning back just about everything — including insinuations.No, he says, he is not playing with a new-found boost of confidence (he doesn't let himself ebb and flow like that). And no, he has not made any drastic ...

These ‘eggs’ are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival

Science 04/09/19, 12:25

Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.Data gathered by the spy eggs could help biologists in Louisiana and Canada preserve the endangered long-legged birds, which have made a tenuous rebound after dwindling almost ...

Flames face stacked field in NHL Western Conference playoffs

Hockey 04/08/19, 19:34

The Calgary Flames are the new players in the Western Conference playoffs, a field stacked with Stanley Cup-contending teams such as the San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights.It doesn't appear to be safe to count any of the eight teams out.Predators general manager David Poile ...

Crease concerns: Several contenders have goalie questions

Hockey 04/08/19, 01:37

Mike Smith and David Rittich helped the Calgary Flames finish first in the Western Conference.Yet there are still questions about how far those goalies can carry their team in the playoffs.Smith and Rittich sounds more like a law firm than the goaltending tandem anyone expected the NHL's second-best team to ...

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