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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

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

Head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche leads his team against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Patrick Roy Proving He’s Not Like Other NHL Coaches

The biggest difference for the Colorado Avalanche this year may be head coach Patrick Roy.

04/14/2014

Banners in Larimer Square in LoDo (credit: CBS)

Denver Buildings Lit In Burgundy, Blue For Avs

Denver is showing its support for the Colorado Avalanche as they get ready for the playoffs.

04/14/2014

Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog (credit: CBS)

Duchene, Landeskog Tired Of Watching Playoffs On TV

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.

03/28/2014

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

Patrick Roy Makes Return To Montreal As Avs Coach

Patrick Roy smiled and appeared calm upon his first trip back to Montreal’s Bell Centre as a visiting head coach.

03/17/2014

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

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Avalanche Gets Big 4-2 Win Over Blackhawks

Tyson Barrie scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 7:10 left in the third period, and the Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

03/04/2014

Matt Duchene shows off his gold medal (credit: CBS)

Gold Medalist Matt Duchene Wants Avs To ‘Take Off’ Following Break

The Colorado Avalanche will get back on the ice Wednesday evening against the Los Angeles Kings and all four Avs Olympians will be on the ice, including the two who brought home medals.

02/26/2014

Milan Hejduk of the Colorado Avalanche (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Avs Star Milan Hejduk Announces Retirement

Milan Hejduk still laces up his skates every day and heads out onto the ice, where his notoriously quick wrists continue to send puck after puck skittering into the net.

02/24/2014

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