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Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche clears the puck away from Matt Cooke #24 and Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche, Wild Brace For Absence Of Barrie, Cooke

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been summoned for a hearing at the NHL office in New York regarding his kneeing penalty that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.

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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

Goalie Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Minnesota Wild defends the goal after entering the game in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-2 to take a 2-0 game lead in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wild Swap Goalies For Game 3 Vs. Avalanche

The Minnesota Wild have switched goalies for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, giving Darcy Kuemper the start instead of Ilya Bryzgalov.

04/21/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Minnesota Wild in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-2 to take a 2-0 game lead in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MacKinnon, Landeskog & Stastny Too Fast For Minnesota

Nathan MacKinnon and his equally skilled Colorado linemates Gabe Landeskog and Paul Stastny were too fast for Minnesota in the first two games.

04/20/2014

Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Stephane Veilleux #19 of the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 game advantage in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Erik Johnson Rescues Avs With Big Save Against Wild

Erik Johnson saved the night for Colorado with his quick feet and thinking.The defenseman raced from the blue line to the goal line and swatted away a puck shy of sliding in for a game-sealing, empty-net goal by Minnesota late in regulation.

04/18/2014

Ty Lawson (credit: CBS)

Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Posts Celebration Video After Avs’ Unbelievable Win

When Paul Stastny scored the game winner in overtime at the Pepsi Center to give the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the whole arena erupted, which included Denver Nuggets star point guard Ty Lawson.

04/18/2014

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

Banners in Larimer Square in LoDo (credit: CBS)

Denver Buildings Lit In Burgundy, Blue For Avs

Denver is showing its support for the Colorado Avalanche as they get ready for the playoffs.

04/14/2014

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