Patrick Roy’s beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode. That’s unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche missed the postseason for a fourth time in five seasons.
The Colorado Avalanche will finish the season with three home games this week against teams that, unlike the Avs, still have something to play for.
Where did the term “hat trick” come from? And what about Detroit Red Wings fans throwing octopi on the rink? There are some strange traditions that come from hockey.
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.
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.
Matt Duchene’s tiebreaking goal in the third period powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
The New York Rangers seemed to be on their way to another home win after a sluggish start.
The Colorado Avalanche had other ideas, and now has something to be happy about during a frustrating road trip.
P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens spoiled Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard’s first NHL start. Subban scored twice in Montreal’ 3-2 victory Saturday night.
Phil Kessel scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Coach Patrick Roy is hoping to see a different team — one resembling the squad that captured the Central Division last season — on the ice Saturday night for the home-opener against the Wild.