Avs May Have Rantanen Back For Playoffs Against CalgaryThe Colorado Avalanche may have All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen back for the start of their first-round playoff series against Calgary.
OT Goal Lifts Blackhawks Over Avalanche 2-1Defenseman Duncan Keith took a feed from Brandon Saad, bulled his way down left wing, shrugged off a check from Nathan MacKinnon and beat goaltender Philipp Grubauer between the legs to snap the Blackhawks' three-game losing streak.
Avs Beat Blackhawks 4-2 In Chicago, Host TodayColin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win.
MacKinnon, Grubauer Lead Avs To 3-0 Win Over SabresNathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Philipp Grubauer stopped 18 shots for his second shutout of the season and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday.
Islanders Rally For OT Win Over AvalancheColorado's last two losses have both come in overtime, also losing 4-3 at Washington two days earlier.
Avalanche Trio Shine At NHL All-Star Skills CompetitionSan Jose is under not one, not two, but three Avalanche warnings this weekend. For the first time since 2004, the Avalanche will send their top three players to the NHL All-Star Game.
Avs Tie Franchise Record With 6 Goals In 2nd, Rout Kings 7-1Mikko Rantanen scored two of Colorado's franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 on Saturday.
Canadiens Shut Out Slumping Avalanche 3-0Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen — the NHL's best offensive line this season — fired just five shots on Montreal's net.
Kane Scores 2nd Goal Of Game In OT To Lift Blackhawks Over AvsNathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen had the goals for Colorado, which hurt itself with penalties.
Avs Take Win Over Stars With Help From Landeskog, RantanenGiven the company on his line, Gabriel Landeskog has a tendency to be overlooked.
Compher, Rantanen Score Late In 3rd, Avs Defeat Stars 3-2A late rally by Colorado spoiled Jim Montgomery's return to Denver.
NHL Fines Avs' Mikko Rantanen For EmbellishmentThe NHL has fined Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen for embellishment .
Points Of Honor: Avalanche Boast Top Line In HockeyBottom line: Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen form the top line in the league.
Upstart Avalanche Maintain Same Something-To-Prove AttitudeThe speedy, full-tilt pace on the ice remains in place for the Colorado Avalanche.
MacKinnon Reaches Career First With 30-Goal MarkIt seems nothing can stop Nathan MacKinnon during what's been a career year. Not a shoulder injury that cost him eight games, and certainly not the Minnesota Wild.