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.
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.
Zach Redmond scored his second goal of the game with 1:35 remaining, and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 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.
Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
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.
Being outdoors in Colorado in the winter can be chilly and it can be snowy, and it’s just for these reasons that the NHL should award the Avalanche an outdoor game next season.
Nathan MacKinnon, last year’s Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year with 24 goals and 39 assists, might be the best combination of speed and skill since Pavel Bure.
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.
The NHL’s Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason.