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Colorado Avalanche Series Primer: Get to Know the Coyotes

Colorado Avalanche Series Primer: Get to Know the Coyotes

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ What to expect from Colorado’s first roundt opponent When the NHL decided to expand this year’s postseason to 22 teams, one team that found their way into the Stanley Cup tournament was the Arizona Coyotes. As the 11th seed, the Yotes were decided underdogs in their play-in series against the Nashville Predators. That didn’t stop Darcy Kuemper and company from disposing of Colorado’s Central Division foe in four games. With Taylor Hall and Phil Kessel leading the way up front, the Coyotes are a team known for limiting goals against but have built a group...
22 hours ago
MHH Roundtable: Ready for Round One

MHH Roundtable: Ready for Round One

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ A date with the Arizona Coyotes is on the horizon Now that the Stanley Cup playoffs are officially set to begin, it is time to assess where the Colorado Avalanche stand. The MHH team takes a look at what has impressed them about the team and the rest of the NHL as well as what to expect from the coming playoffs. What was the most impressive part of the Avalanche’s play in earning the second seed in the Western Conference during the round-robin? Tom: Erik Johnson was absolutely flying for most of the round robin games. He as looked like the old EJ and is playing...
Aug 10, 2020
Draft Lottery: New York Rangers get the first overall pick

Draft Lottery: New York Rangers get the first overall pick

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 10: NHL Network studio host Jamie Hersch interviews top prospect Alexis Lafreniere during Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on August 10, 2020 at the NHL Network’s studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. | Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via The Big Apple are big winners for the 2020 NHL Draft. The time has finally come, the real playoffs are starting and the top of the draft is set. Winning the 2020 Phase 2 first overall selection is the New York Rangers! They, along with Minnesota, Winnipeg, Nashville, Edmonton, Florida, Toronto, and Pittsburgh all had a 12.5%...
Aug 10, 2020
Playoff Redemption: The Nazem Kadri story

Playoff Redemption: The Nazem Kadri story

Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports Can Kadri revamp his playoff reputation? It’s been about a year since Nazem Kadri saw his phone light up with Kyle Dubas flashing on the caller ID. A call that would inform him of the end of his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After being suspended from two straight playoff series, many Toronto fans pointed the finger at Kadri when the Leafs failed to advance past the Boston Bruins in both instances. It felt like the perfect time for a change. What happened inside of those two infamous sequences that lead to Kadri’s move from the only NHL team he’d...
Aug 8, 2020
Avalanche fall to the Vegas Golden Knights in OT

Avalanche fall to the Vegas Golden Knights in OT

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Avs will slot in as the #2 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs On Saturday afternoon, the Colorado Avalanche fell to the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime. With their loss, the Avalanche finished the play-in Round Robin 2-0-1 to clinch the #2 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, which start on Tuesday, August 11th. It was a well-played affair between the two teams battling for the #1 seed. The Avalanche received goals from Nathan MacKinnon, Joonas Donskoi, and J. T. Compher, while the Vegas Golden Knights saw their own four goals scored by Jonathan...
Aug 8, 2020
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: early start to determine first seed in the West

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: early start to determine first seed in the West

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 05: Vladislav Namestnikov #90 of the Colorado Avalanche is congratulated by teammates on the bench after he scored a goal in the second period against the Dallas Stars in a Western Conference Round Robin game during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 05, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Winner gets home ice throughout the playoffs. The Avalanche: (42-20-8) / (2-0-0)The Opponent: Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8) / (2-0-0)Puck drop: 1:00 p.m. MTWatch: NBC, SN, TVASListen: Altitude 92.5, AM 950 The quest is simple tonight....
Aug 7, 2020
Morning Flurries: Calgary moves on to the Western Conference playoffs

Morning Flurries: Calgary moves on to the Western Conference playoffs

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ The Flames would be a pretty good matchup for the Avalanche in round 1 As the Stanley Cup qualifiers march along, one more team — this time out of the Western Conference — has punched their ticket to the official first round this upcoming Tuesday. The Calgary Flames dropped Game 2 of their series against the Winnipeg Jets this past Monday, but Winnipeg’s mounting injuries ultimately proved too much to overcome. So on Thursday night, in the final game of that day’s play-in slate, Calgary stormed to a 4-0 shutout win in their fourth game against Winnipeg to...
Aug 5, 2020
Colorado Avalanche get balanced performance in 4-0 win over Dallas Stars

Colorado Avalanche get balanced performance in 4-0 win over Dallas Stars

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 05: Pavel Francouz #39 of the Colorado Avalanche is congratulated by teammate Samuel Girard #49 of the Colorado Avalanche after Francouz recorded a shut out in the 4-0 defeat of the Dallas Stars after in a Western Conference Round Robin game during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 05, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ The Avalanche continue their perfect run through the Round Robin. The Colorado Avalanche are 2-0-0 and at the top of the Western Conference Round Robin seeding tournament after beating the Dallas Stars...
Aug 5, 2020
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Star-Studded game for the Round Robin

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Star-Studded game for the Round Robin

DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 14: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche fights for the puck against Denis Gurianov #34 of the Dallas Stars at Pepsi Center on January 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Among other tune-up priorities. The Avalanche: (42-20-8) / (1-0-0)The Opponent: Dallas Stars (37-24-8) / (0-1-0)Puck drop: #4:30 p.m. MTWatch: NBCSN, ALT2, FX, NHL.TVListen: Altitude 92.5, AM 950 The Colorado Avalanche are back in action Wednesday afternoon after their buzzer-beating win over the St. Louis Blues. This time, they face a Dallas Stars team that...
Aug 4, 2020
At The Buzzer: Nazem Kadri’s last (milli)second goal the culmination of a perfect power play

At The Buzzer: Nazem Kadri’s last (milli)second goal the culmination of a perfect power play

Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports Nazem Kadri scored the latest goal in NHL history to give the Avalanche a win over the defending champions After a hard fought game with the reigning Stanley Cup Champion, it looked as though overtime was all but certain for the Colorado Avalanche in their first game of the NHL’s seeding round robin. That is until Nazem Kadri put the puck past St. Louis Blues netminder Jordan Binnington to score the latest goal in NHL postseason history. Kadri sold the goal as if he knew for certain it had beat the buzzer. The Avalanche broadcast wasn’t so certain as...
Aug 4, 2020
Morning Flurries: Colorado Avalanche are marching forward

Morning Flurries: Colorado Avalanche are marching forward

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via A day of rest before preparations for the second round robin game Continuing on with the Round Robin, the Colorado Avalanche are set to meet the Dallas Stars tomorrow afternoon and hope to build on the thrilling last fraction of a second victory in their first game defeating the St. Louis Blues 2-1. It was a day off the ice for the Avalanche yesterday, therefore any bumps and bruises — or worse — as a result of the game are not known at this time. Head coach Jared Bednar discussed there may be lineup changes — such as Pavel Francouz getting the next...
Aug 2, 2020
Nazem Kadri beats buzzer in 2-1 Colorado Avalanche win over St. Louis Blues

Nazem Kadri beats buzzer in 2-1 Colorado Avalanche win over St. Louis Blues

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Nazem Kadri scored late to start the Round Robin on the right foot. The Colorado Avalanche scored in the very last second of the game to give themselves a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night. The game was a goaltending duel overall, but the Avalanche got the best of all areas. Adam Graves showed some offensive finesse, scoring the first Avs goal on an odd-man rush. Nazem Kadri showed up in a big way with a buzzer beater to win it. Philipp Grubauer stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced. The Avalanche sit atop the West Round-Robin standings as this was...
Aug 2, 2020
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Finally a game that matters (kinda)

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Finally a game that matters (kinda)

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche face off against the Blues with the top seed on the line After nearly five months, the Colorado Avalanche will finally be back on the ice to play in a game that matter - sort of. The Avs will face off against the St. Louis Blues in the first game of a round-robin series to determine the top-4 seeds for the Western Conference playoffs. These two teams finished the regular seasons separated by only two points at the top of the Central Division standings. They split the season series with the Blues winning the first two games and the Avalanche...
Jul 31, 2020
Morning Flurries: Exhibitions over, but diversity work isn’t

Morning Flurries: Exhibitions over, but diversity work isn’t

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Time for the real games to begin - both on and off the ice The last slate of games for the NHL’s exhibition round ahead of the postseason have officially wrapped up, with the Vegas Golden Knights walloping the Arizona Coyotes 4-1, the Columbus Blue Jackets demolishing the Boston Bruins, and the Nashville Predators shutting out the Dallas Stars. Now, it’s a brief break before official game action starts on Saturday, with Colorado playing their first postseason game of 2020 on Sunday afternoon. The top regular season teams in each division will hold a...
Jul 30, 2020
Nazem Kadri and other PoC would like to “see a little more acknowledgment” from the NHL

Nazem Kadri and other PoC would like to “see a little more acknowledgment” from the NHL

Nazem Kadri, Matt Dumba, Jordan Greenway and Pierre-Eduard Bellmare stand in solidarity The NHL is not doing enough with their “statements of solidarity” After winning gold and bronze medals respectively at the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the podium with their fists in the air. They were making a statement about racial inequality in the United States at a time when doing so was not only frowned upon, but it was a legitimate danger to their lives. The two men stood in solidarity on the biggest stage in order to stand up against racism and proclaim to the world...