Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

Hockey 05/14/19, 15:35

Back in his Colorado Avalanche playing days, Joe Sakic's approach was pretty much title or bust.As the team's general manager, a similar feeling is beginning to develop.Sakic and the Avalanche took a little time for reflection following a Game 7 loss to San Jose in the second round. That page ...

Healthy Pavelski helps lead Sharks back to conference final

Sports 05/09/19, 01:39

Ever since Joe Pavelski went down with a gruesome head injury in the first round of the playoffs, the mantra for the San Jose Sharks has been to stay alive in the postseason long enough for their captain to come back to the ice.What a return Pavelski made to send ...

Pavelski leads Sharks past Avalanche 3-2 in Game 7

Sports 05/08/19, 22:41

Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that helped send the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night.Just over ...

Captain Joe Pavelski returns to Sharks for Game 7

Hockey 05/08/19, 20:10

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski will return from a bloody head injury to play Game 7 of a second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche.Pavelski came out of the pregame skate feeling well and will be in the lineup Wednesday night for the first time since getting hurt in Game ...

Hertl scores 2, Sharks beat Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5

Hockey 05/05/19, 00:25

Tomas Hertl scored his second goal of the game at 6:26 of the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.Hertl tied the game with a power-play goal in ...

Hertl scores 2 to lead Sharks past Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5

Sports 05/04/19, 23:45

Tomas Hertl scored his second goal of the game with 13:34 remaining in the third period and the San Jose Sharks went on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.Hertl tied the game with ...

Couture’s hat trick leads Sharks past Avalance 4-2 in Game 3

Hockey 05/01/19, 02:37

Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.Couture sent a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer just 65 seconds ...

Couture scores 3 goals, Sharks beat Avs 4-2 in Game 3

Sports 04/30/19, 23:53

Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.Couture sent a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer just 65 seconds ...

Matt Calvert out of the lineup for Avalanche

Sports 04/30/19, 15:33

The Colorado Avalanche will be without physical forward Matt Calvert for Game 3 against San Jose.Calvert was banged up after taking a hit while delivering a pass to Nathan MacKinnon for an empty-net goal late in Game 2 at San Jose.Sven Andrighetto will take Calvert's place in the lineup Tuesday. ...

Avalanche beat Sharks 4-3 to even series at game apiece

Sports 04/28/19, 21:13

Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on two others, sending the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday that tied the second-round series at a game apiece.The Avalanche were in danger of falling into a 2-0 series hole when coach Jared Bednar ...

Thornton sparks Sharks in 5-2 Game 1 win over Avs

Hockey 04/26/19, 23:44

Joe Thornton sparked a three-goal outburst in the second period after San Jose killed off a four-minute penalty, leading the Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Friday night.San Jose trailed 2-1 when Brenden Dillon was called for a ...

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 ...

On the defensive: Avs no-name blue liners raising their game

Hockey 04/24/19, 15:47

In between homework assignments this season at Massachusetts, Cale Makar brushed up on the Colorado Avalanche blue line.The rookie defenseman studied as much film as he could of his soon-to-be teammates in order to lessen his learning curve.His takeaway from his crash course: No one tries to take on too ...

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 ...

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, ...

Former NHL star apologizes for crossing picket line

Hockey 04/16/19, 09:09

A former NHL star is apologizing for crossing a picket line to shop at a Massachusetts supermarket where workers are on strike.Former Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ray Bourque was caught on video exiting a North Andover Stop & Shop on Monday as a worker said "Shame on you."Thousands ...

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 ...

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