Matt Duchene

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Roy, Avs Bracing For Game 7 With Wild

Patrick Roy was quite calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all.

04/29/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Parise Lifts Wild Past Avs 5-2, To Tie Series At 3

Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7.

04/28/2014

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Avalanche Push Wild To Elimination Situation

Twice in the first five games, the Minnesota Wild have been less than 75 seconds away from a victory on the road that has been so rare in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this year.

04/27/2014

Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck as teammate Zach Parise #11 looks on along with Semyon Varlamov #1 and Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Take Game 3 With 1-0 OT Win Over The Avs

Mikael Granlund’s diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

04/21/2014

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Duchene Not Likely To Play In Wild Series

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn’t expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota.

04/19/2014

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Mitchell, Sarich Out For Avs Vs. Wild

The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota 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

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Roy Makes All Right Moves In 1st Year Leading Avs

Patrick Roy’s fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.

04/15/2014

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche smiles as he skates back to the bench after Paul Stastny #26 (not pictured) scored against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on April 8, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Avalanche Back In Playoffs, Focus On Wild

As the season went along and the Colorado Avalanche kept winning and winning, they broadened their ambitions: From simply making the playoffs to accumulating 100 points to capturing a division title.

04/14/2014

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche leads his team against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Patrick Roy Proving He’s Not Like Other NHL Coaches

The biggest difference for the Colorado Avalanche this year may be head coach Patrick Roy.

04/14/2014

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