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Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 2-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rookie MacKinnon Has Avs In Thick Of Playoff Race

Nathan MacKinnon squirmed a bit in front of his locker and tugged on the brim of his Colorado Avalanche ball cap, a little uncomfortable with any sort of comparison to the Great One.

03/07/2014

Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche carries the puck across the blue line during the first period of the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Breaks A Gretzky Record, Avs Defeat Wings In OT

Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night.

03/07/2014

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Roy’s Objective: ‘Surprise The World Of Hockey’

Colorado is in the mix for one of the top playoff seeds in the Western Conference, and first-year coach Patrick Roy thinks the Avalanche are one of the NHL’s biggest surprises.

03/05/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 16:  Semyon Varlamov #1 of Russia looks on against Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Varlamov Ready To Put Olympic Bummer Behind Him

When Semyon Varlamov was yanked in Russia’s final hockey game at the Sochi Olympics after allowing three goals in 15 shots, the shock wave was felt 6,269 miles away in Denver.

02/27/2014

Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Ray Whitney #13 of the Dallas Stars Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tanguay Scores Winner And Avs Beat Stars 4-3

Semyon Varlamov made 41 saves in the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-3 victory Monday night and beat the Stars for the fourth straight time.

01/28/2014

SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 24: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stops a tip in attempt by Brad Boyes #24 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on January 24, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Avalanche defeated the Panthers 3-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

O’Reilly Lifts Avs Past Panthers 3-2

Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night.

01/24/2014

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Varlamov Makes 33 Saves, Avs Tops Devils 2-1 In SO

Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and scored in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and the Avalanche beat the Devils 2-1 on Thursday night.

01/16/2014

Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators at Pepsi Center on January 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Senators 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Barrie’s OT Goal Lifts Avs Past Senators 4-3

Paul Stastny had the tying goal and two assists and Tyson Barrie scored 33 seconds into overtime to complete the rally that lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

01/08/2014

Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on April 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

More Avalanche Players To Play In Sochi

The Swedish Olympic team announced that Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog will compete for his native country in the upcoming games. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov was also named to the Russian team and center Matt Duchene will play on the Canadian team.

01/07/2014

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Avalanche Snap Skid With 5-3 Win Over Columbus

Ryan O’Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog scored power-play goals, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

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