Colorado is in the mix for one of the top playoff seeds in the Western Conference, and first-year coach Patrick Roy thinks the Avalanche are one of the NHL’s biggest surprises.
Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night.
After 10 days off, the Colorado Avalanche, minus their Olympians, got back to work Thursday morning. Head Coach Patrick Roy worked the team hard. If fact, the practice almost had a training camp feel to it.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended by the NHL for two games without pay on Tuesday for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen.
Nathan MacKinnon had two goals andSemyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, including several big saves down the stretch, to help the Colorado Avalanche hold off the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan refused to dwell on any negatives that came out of a wild finish.
Colton Sceviour scored a tiebreaking goal at 17:08 of the third period and the Dallas Stars edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
Paul Stastny scored twice and added two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Monday night.
Matt Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history.
Johan Franzen broke a third-period tie with his second goal of the game as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Avalanche 4-2 on Thursday night to hand Patrick Roy his first loss as a coach.