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Offseason Splashes: NHL Central, Avs Stockpiled Talent

The NHL’s Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason.

10/04/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his game winning overtime goal with Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche hold a 3-2 game lead in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Step Aside Sid, Alex: Stars From The Avs Are Emerging

Though Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin maintain their place as the league’s most recognized stars, a changing of the guard is gradually taking place. There’s Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, and Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Colorado.

10/04/2014

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

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche reacts after a goal is scored by the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on December 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Avalanche 7-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sharp, Toews lead Blackhawks past Avalanche 7-2

Patrick Sharp scored three goals for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews’ two scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2 on Friday night.

12/27/2013

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Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup Hopes Shattered In 17-Second Span

That’s all the time the Chicago Blackhawks needed to rally and win the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Monday night.

06/25/2013

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Stanley Cup 2013: Blackhawks Beat Bruins 3-2

In an almost improbable comeback, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 for their second Stanley Cup title since 2010.

06/25/2013

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Toews On Ice For Morning Skate, Says He’ll Play In Game 6

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was on the ice for the team’s morning skate and said he’ll play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final as the Hawks look to capture their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.

06/24/2013

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Toews, Bergeron Questionable For Game 6

Jonathan Toews watched the end of the fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final from the Blackhawks bench, unable to play after a hit to his head.

06/24/2013

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Winner Of Toews-Bergeron Battle Likely To End Up Hoisting Stanley Cup

This series is many things, but the battle between Toews and Bergeron will come to the forefront from this point forward. No matter what this year’s numbers say, those two are hockey twins.

06/21/2013

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center on March 18, 2013 in Denver. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Emery, Kane Lead Blackhawks To 5-2 Win Over Avs

Ray Emery stopped 17 shots to remain unbeaten this season, Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists, and Chicago held off Colorado 5-2 on Monday night in the first meeting since the Avalanche halted the Blackhawks’ record points streak.

03/18/2013

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