While injuries can certainly explain a lot of the issues the Avs’ bottom-six faced this season there are still a lot of things that came up on the disappointing side of things. Especially for players like Alex Newhook and Logan O’Connor in the playoffs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS90fZZgF84
The Avs’ star power was brighter than the Stars as two goals from Nathan MacKinnon set them up nicely in a game they would ultimately run away with. A depth goal from Logan O’Connor and empty netters from Nichushkin and Rantanen had the Avs in control all night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Wqf-VN77A
Could Denis Malgin have beaten Chicago by himself? No, obviously not hockey is a team sport, but he did pop off. Malgin Mania and a GWG from Kurtis MacDermid honestly sum up a lot of this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty8omwyor6c
A SEGABABA and spotting Edmonton three goals was apparently all part of Colorado’s plan on the path to their best comeback of the season. Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Artturi Lehkonen, and JT Compher all played critical roles in the Avs W. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFjABd19jU
A fantastic game from the Avs’ depth forwards like Logan O’Connor, JT Compher, Alex Newhook, and Ben Meyers. The Avs are able to hold on to an early lead despite some third period struggles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6zq_y8M1RI
The Avs get their first overseas win in team history as Mikko Rantanen scores a hat trick on home soil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Mc4gn90Vc
Georgiev gets his revenge on the New York Rangers by outdueling Shesterkin in a banger of a hockey game. The Avs special teams units were the ones to put them over the hump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j978hJmTtA4
The Avs opening day roster is officially set and the bottom six is starting to take shape with the only true rookie looking to be Ben Meyers. Can he succeed in the NHL alongside veterans like Cogliano, Compher, and more? https://youtu.be/WAX0IP2A-OI
The Avs close out the preseason with a roster representative of what they will field when it counts and outside of some obvious rust in the chemistry department they look ready to slay. https://youtu.be/kds1QCWgGdA
A solid all-around game marred by injuries on both sides sees the Avs come out on top to take a 2 – 1 series lead. With production coming from every forward line the Avs seem to outmatch St. Louis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgCPyXJygmM
As the Avs skaters start to ramp up towards the playoffs Darcy Kuemper has been battling a bit. With a loss placed squarely on his shoulders is it something to be concerned about or can it be brushed off? https://youtu.be/zE9FE1a8HcM
At times it feels like the Avs can casually make their way to wins but when you dig into the story beneath every win is built on a solid bed of hockey. With quality play from places, the Avs have been looking for it from this W is a good one. https://youtu.be/S-G44HzwKWE
After seventeen days the Avs finally returned to action and managed to secure their first comeback victory of the season despite an extremely rust-ridden performance. https://youtu.be/qPwttZThyow
Logan O’Connor cannot be stopped, the Avs offense continues to vibe at an unprecedented rate with a depth scoring bonanza. They make short work of the New York Rangers and round out the road trip on a high note. https://youtu.be/ghqB-Jlf7ak
History tells us that the last game of a long road trip is typically the toughest to win. Add in the fact the Colorado Avalanche was going up against the white-hot New York Rangers, winner of seven straight coming into tonight, and it was a tall order. Despite that, head coach Jared Bednar said he felt good about how his…...
Maybe the Avs can just outscore all of their problems. In a game where even the goalie is getting points, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. The sustainability remains highly in doubt but take it while it lasts. https://youtu.be/M01etai1C0k
The Avs final put together a standard win against the Montreal Canadiens. With well-rounded play from the entire lineup, the penalty kill played a crucial role in getting the Avs going. https://youtu.be/bjSRT9lT140
Ok, everybody, you can exhale. After the Colorado Avalanche got absolutely pumped by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first game of a five-game road trip last night, they responded by playing a really solid road game to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 at the Bell Centre. This wasn’t the best game they’ve played, this wasn’t a perfect response, they…...
The story continues to be about injuries for the Colorado Avalanche. In their first practice after knocking off the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday, Nathan MacKinnon was expectedly absent, while JT Compher and Bowen Byram each added themselves to the seemingly never-ending list of Avs injuries in the early part of this season. And it doesn’t seem like either…...