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10 Nicknames On The Colorado Avalanche You Need To Know

If the Avs are able to make a successful playoff push these are the likely players whose nicknames you’ll be using frequently in water cooler conversations about the team.

02/04/2015

Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Stephane Veilleux #19 of the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 game advantage in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Defenseman Erik Johnson Out 3-To-8 Weeks With Knee Injury

The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury.

01/26/2015

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche gets the puck past goalie Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars for a goal to take a 3-2 lead in the second period at Pepsi Center on January 10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nathan MacKinnon’s Goal Helps Avs To 4-3 Win Over Stars

Nathan MacKinnon broke a second-period tie and Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

01/10/2015

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Redmond Scores 2, Avalanche Beat Hurricanes 4-3

Zach Redmond scored his second goal of the game with 1:35 remaining, and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night.

11/22/2014

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Wild Shut Out Avs Again, 3-0

Darcy Kuemper doesn’t really want to be in net when the high-scoring Colorado Avalanche finally break out of their offensive funk.

10/12/2014

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Iginla Adds Veteran Presence To Youthful Avs

Ever so steadily, Jarome Iginla is getting up to speed with the Colorado Avalanche. Not easy, either, given all their speed.

10/04/2014

Avs Lose Exhibition Game To Canadiens, 3-2

Brandon Prust scored on a breakaway with 5:29 left in the third period to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in an exhibition game Friday night.

09/26/2014

Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Stephane Veilleux #19 of the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 game advantage in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Erik Johnson Rescues Avs With Big Save Against Wild

Erik Johnson saved the night for Colorado with his quick feet and thinking.The defenseman raced from the blue line to the goal line and swatted away a puck shy of sliding in for a game-sealing, empty-net goal by Minnesota late in regulation.

04/18/2014

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche scores a goal against Jonas Brodin #25 and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Minnesota Wild in the first period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Stastny Leads Avs To 5-4 OT Win Over Wild

Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

04/17/2014

Semyon Varlamov #1 and Nick Holden #2 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate after defeating the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on April 8, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Avalanche defeated the Oilers 4-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Roy, Avs Anxious To Open Playoffs Against Wild

Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.

04/16/2014

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