The Colorado Avalanche’s sensational rookie Nathan MacKinnon was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.
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.
Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly, New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy.
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.
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.
The biggest difference for the Colorado Avalanche this year may be head coach Patrick Roy.
The Colorado Avalanche beat the Canucks at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver for the first time in four years on Thursday night.
The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday morning that leading scorer Matt Duchene will be out for “roughly 4 weeks.”
Not once this season has Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly cross-checked an opponent. He hasn’t interfered, high-sticked, hooked, tripped, elbowed, boarded, roughed, charged, speared or slashed anyone, either.
It’s hard to believe that a Avs team that finished last in the NHL a year ago has become a force in the Western Conference. CBS4’s Tom Helmer talked with Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog about the team’s turnaround.