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Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos  is tackled during Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Top 5 Colorado Sports Stories In 2014 So Far

The Broncos weren’t overwhelming favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII but a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks was a punch to the stomach of Broncos Nation. That story tops the list of the top Colorado sports stories of the first half of 2014.

07/17/2014

P.A. Parenteau #15, Matt Duchene #9 and Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche skate off the ice after losing to the Minnesota Wild in overtime of Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 30, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 5-4 in overtime to win the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs’ Turnaround Season Ends With 1st-Round Loss

Ryan O’Reilly stared at the floor in front of his locker for quite some time after a Game 7 overtime loss to Minnesota.

05/01/2014

Patrick Roy (credit; CBS)

Patrick Roy Says He ‘Can’t Believe It’s Over’

The Colorado Avalanche had a magical season but it came to end Wednesday night with a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 7 to the Wild. Patrick Roy said he has mixed feelings about the loss because the season was such a success.

05/01/2014

Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save against Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wild Beat Avs 5-4 In OT In Game 7 To Advance

Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the game 5:02 into overtime and Ilya Bryzgalov made a big save filling in for an injured Darcy Kuemper, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

04/30/2014

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

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Clayton Stoner #4 and Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild in the overtime period of Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. MacKinnon scored the game winning goal in overtime to defeated the Wild 4-3 and take a 3-2 game lead in the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avalanche Win Game 5 With OT Goal By MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime after P.A. Parenteau tied the game late in regulation, helping the Avs rally for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 3-2 lead in the first-round series.

04/26/2014

Joey Hishon #38 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck in his NHL debut against Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 2-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avs Try To Regroup After Wild Tie Series At 2

Patrick Roy has shown all sorts of patience with his youthful squad this season.

04/25/2014

Colorado Avalanche v Minnesota Wild - Game Four

Avalanche Fall To Wild In Game 4, Series Now Even

Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.

04/24/2014

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