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Gabriel Landeskog

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 2-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rookie MacKinnon Has Avs In Thick Of Playoff Race

Nathan MacKinnon squirmed a bit in front of his locker and tugged on the brim of his Colorado Avalanche ball cap, a little uncomfortable with any sort of comparison to the Great One.

03/07/2014

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Landeskog Lifts Avalanche Past Coyotes 4-2

Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 on Friday night.

02/28/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 16:  Semyon Varlamov #1 of Russia looks on against Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Varlamov Ready To Put Olympic Bummer Behind Him

When Semyon Varlamov was yanked in Russia’s final hockey game at the Sochi Olympics after allowing three goals in 15 shots, the shock wave was felt 6,269 miles away in Denver.

02/27/2014

Matt Duchene shows off his gold medal (credit: CBS)

Gold Medalist Matt Duchene Wants Avs To ‘Take Off’ Following Break

The Colorado Avalanche will get back on the ice Wednesday evening against the Los Angeles Kings and all four Avs Olympians will be on the ice, including the two who brought home medals.

02/26/2014

Mayor Hancock in the You Can Play video (credit: youcanplayproject.org/

Mayor Hancock First U.S. Mayor To Support LGBT Athletes

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has become the first mayor in the United States to voice support for LGBT athletes.

02/11/2014

Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save in the second period under pressure from Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 4, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Well Rested Rangers Defeat Avalanche

Ryan Callahan and the Rangers defeated the Avalanche 5-1 on Tuesday night in New York.

02/04/2014

Nathan MacKinnon (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche Pound Sabres 7-1

Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist, and Colorado beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-1 on Saturday.

02/02/2014

SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 24: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stops a tip in attempt by Brad Boyes #24 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on January 24, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Avalanche defeated the Panthers 3-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

O’Reilly Lifts Avs Past Panthers 3-2

Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night.

01/24/2014

Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of the game on January 11, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

O’Reilly Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Wild 4-2

Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night.

01/11/2014

Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators at Pepsi Center on January 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Senators 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Barrie’s OT Goal Lifts Avs Past Senators 4-3

Paul Stastny had the tying goal and two assists and Tyson Barrie scored 33 seconds into overtime to complete the rally that lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

01/08/2014

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