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 ...

The fast and furious: MacKinnon has Avs buzzing in playoffs

Hockey 05/03/19, 14:17

Nathan MacKinnon received a text message from a good buddy just before the start of the playoffs. The basic point: Attack and dictate the pace. The speedy Colorado Avalanche forward has taken Sidney Crosby's advice to heart. Credit Crosby with an assist. San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, left, covers the puck after ...

Avalanche blank Sharks, Bruins top Blue Jackets

Hockey 05/03/19, 00:14

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Thursday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.MacKinnon has at least a point ...

MacKinnon, Avs beat Sharks 3-0 in Game 4 to even series

Sports 05/03/19, 00:07

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Thursday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.MacKinnon has at least a point ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kane scores 30th in Sharks 5-2 win over Avalanche

Hockey 04/07/19, 00:11

Evander Kane scored to make San Jose the first team in 10 years with at least four 30-goal scorers and the Sharks wrapped up the second-best record in the Western Conference by beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.Brent Burns, Kevin Labanc, Gustav Nyquist and Micheal Haley also scored ...

Johnson scores in OT, Avs beat Jets 3-2 to earn playoff spot

Hockey 04/04/19, 23:13

Erik Johnson scored 1:49 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff berth by rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night.Johnson took a feed from Nathan MacKinnon and knocked it past Connor Hellebuyck for the winner.Colorado players ...

MacKinnon leads scoring spree in 2nd as Avs beat Oilers 6-2

Hockey 04/02/19, 22:46

Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored a minute apart to ignite a four-goal second period as the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.Down 2-0 after the opening period to an Edmonton team already eliminated from postseason contention, the Avalanche surged in ...

MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifts Avs past Coyotes 3-2

Hockey 03/29/19, 23:21

Nathan MacKinnon's shootout goal lifted Colorado over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night and the Avalanche tightened their grip on the second Western Conference wild-card berth.MacKinnon and Derick Brassard also had power-play goals in regulation for Colorado, which extended its lead over Arizona to three points in the race ...

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