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Alex Ovechkin hopes Russian hockey team participates in Olympics

ARLINGTON, Va. – Alex Ovechkin hopes the Russian hockey team participates in the 2018 Winter Olympics even though it would have to wear neutral uniforms. After the International Olympic Committee...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wild beat Avalanche in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three forwards have been doing the bulk of the recent scoring for the Minnesota Wild. Two of them scored in regulation Friday, but two other players scored in the shootout to give...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nathan MacKinnon assists on every goal as Avalanche blank Stars

DENVER – Nathan MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Wednesday night to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gabriel Landeskog’s hat trick lifts Avalanche over Capitals

DENVER – Gabriel Landeskog has been a vocal captain for the Colorado Avalanche. This time, he led by example and carried his team to victory. Landeskog scored three goals — one on a penalty shot —...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Semyon Varlamov stops career-high 57 shots, Avalanche beat Hurricanes

DENVER – Semyon Varlamov stopped a career-high 57 shots, Blake Comeau scored the first of Colorado’s three second-period goals over a 3:33 span and the Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Las Vegas Golden Knights thump Avalanche 7-0

LAS VEGAS – Oscar Dansk got his third win in his third career game, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-0 Friday night to extend the best start ever by an NHL expansion team....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL admits Avalanche goal should have counted on coach’s challenge

NEW YORK – The NHL has acknowledged video review incorrectly nullified a late-game goal by the Colorado Avalanche during a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. In a statement released Friday, the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tyson Barrie scores late to lift Avalanche over Ducks

DENVER (AP) — Tyson Barrie broke a tie late in the third period, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night. Jonathan...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Trump sticks to hockey in honoring Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins

WASHINGTON – After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Devils’ rookies shine in defeat of Colorado Avalanche

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils’ youth movement has a lot more going for it than No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier. The Devils are three deep in the rookie department. Hobey Baker Award...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche try to rebound from dismal year amid Matt Duchene distraction

DENVER — Matt Duchene is still here despite persistent trade rumors and Semyon Varlamov is healthy again. Those are two intriguing things to watch as the Colorado Avalanche head into the season...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russians Varlamov, Yakupov could figure big in Avalanche revival

LAST SEASON: 22-56-4, 48 points. COACH: Jared Bednar (second season, second NHL season). ADDED: F Alexander Kerfoot, RW Nail Yakupov, F Colin Wilson, F Dominic Toninato, G Jonathan Bernier. ...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports