Nathan MacKinnon

Patrick Roy of the Coloradao Avalanche poses after winning the Jack Adams Award during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Roy Named NHL Coach Of The Year, MacKinnon Takes Top Rookie Honors

Colorado coach Patrick Roy won the Adams Award, while Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon became the youngest player to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.

06/24/2014

Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche observes the national anthem prior to facing the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014, in Denver.  (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs In Running For Awards After Surprising Season

The Colorado Avalanche could be wearing out the red carpet at the NHL awards show next week with all the players they have up for honors.

06/20/2014

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

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

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

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a second-period goal by teammate John Mitchell (not pictured) to take a 1-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Named A Finalist For Calder Trophy

The Colorado Avalanche’s sensational rookie Nathan MacKinnon was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

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.

04/22/2014

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