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.
Zach Parise scored one of Minnesota’s four goals in the second period and assisted on two others, helping the Wild overwhelm Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in the season opener Thursday night.
Ever so steadily, Jarome Iginla is getting up to speed with the Colorado Avalanche. Not easy, either, given all their speed.
Michael Ferland scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the second period, and the Calgary Flames kept Colorado winless in the preseason by beating the Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday night.
The Colorado Avalanche made a lot of moves quickly during the NHL’s free agency period last week, and Avs fans are probably wondering if the team wound up bettering itself in the process.
The Colorado Avalanche added a big-name scorer in Jarome Iginla shortly after losing a fan favorite in Paul Stastny.
Ryan O’Reilly stared at the floor in front of his locker for quite some time after a Game 7 overtime loss to Minnesota.
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.
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.
Patrick Roy has shown all sorts of patience with his youthful squad this season.