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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

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

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

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his goal along with Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche against the Minnesota Wild to tie the score 1-1 in the first period of Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Helps Avs To Game 2 Win Over Wild

Nathan MacKinnon delivered another stellar performance for the Colorado Avalanche, scoring his first NHL postseason goal and dishing out three assists in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

04/20/2014

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche scores a goal against Jonas Brodin #25 and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Minnesota Wild in the first period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Stastny Leads Avs To 5-4 OT Win Over Wild

Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

04/17/2014

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

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