Matt Duchene

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

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

Jean-Sebastian Giguere (credit: CBS)

Kings Rally, Defeat Avalanche At Pepsi Center

Anze Kopitar had two goals and an assist and the Kings rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.

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

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save on a shot by Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 8, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. Duchen scored two goals as Colorado won 5-2.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Duchene Scores Twice, Avs Beat Islanders 5-2

Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play.

02/08/2014

P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots the puck past goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils to tie the game with less than two minutes remaining in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on Feb. 3, 2014 in Newark, N.J.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Avalanche Rally Late To Beat Devils 2-1 In OT

Ryan O’Reilly scored a power-play goal 28 seconds into overtime and Colorado rallied to beat New Jersey.

02/03/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 18: Nick Holden #2, Ryan O'Reilly #90, Matt Duchene #9, and Jamie McGinn #11 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on January 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Holden Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Predators 5-4

Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

01/18/2014

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Varlamov Makes 33 Saves, Avs Tops Devils 2-1 In SO

Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and scored in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and the Avalanche beat the Devils 2-1 on Thursday night.

01/16/2014

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Avalanche Snap Skid With 5-3 Win Over Columbus

Ryan O’Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog scored power-play goals, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

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Talbot’s SH Goal Lifts Avalanche Over Oilers 4-2

Maxime Talbot was simply looking to help kill a penalty. That he scored a short-handed goal in the process, well, the Colorado Avalanche certainly won’t argue.

12/20/2013

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