Semyon Varlamov

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

Patrick Roy (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Will Take On Wild In NHL Playoffs

The Avs clinched the Central Division, gaining the No. 2 position in the conference, and will play top wild card team Minnesota in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.

04/13/2014

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Varlamov, Avalanche Blank Blues 4-0

Semyon Varlamov tied the franchise single-season record for goalie wins held by Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and Paul Stastny had another big game in his hometown in a penalty-filled 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

04/05/2014

Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche scores the game winning goal against goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in an overtime shootout at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2014 .The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Barrie Leads Avalanche Over The Rangers 3-2

Tyson Barrie scored in the final minute of regulation, and then scored again in the shootout, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

04/03/2014

James Wisniewski #21 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche while chasing after the puck during the third period on April 1, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Avalanche Top Blue Jackets 3-2 In OT

Gabriel Landeskog’s late goal scoring kept the Colorado Avalanche’s winning streak going.

04/01/2014

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Avalanche Make Playoffs With 3-2 Win Over San Jose

The Colorado Avalanche are back in the postseason.

03/29/2014

Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to control the puck against Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche as goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche defends the goal at Pepsi Center on March 27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Barrie Tips In OT Winner As Avs Beat Canucks 3-2

Moments after deflecting in the winning goal, Colorado’s Tyson Barrie did a little dance.

03/28/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 25: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on March 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Landeskog Lifts Avs To Shootout Win Over Predators

Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

03/25/2014

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