Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Week-long Celebrations

Listen to “Week-long Celebrations” on Spreaker. The Avalanche have spent a week celebrating their Stanley Cup championship, highlighted by the parade in Denver on Thursday. J.J. Jerez is joined by Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports and Peter Baugh of The Athletic to break down the parade festivities and a quick recap of the six-game […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Stanley Cup Champions

Listen to “Stanley Cup Champions” on Spreaker. Aarif Deen and J.J. Jerez recap the night of June 26, 2022, live from the media room at ice level of Amalie Arena. The Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup Champions. __ Aarif DeenĀ is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends […]

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Morning Skate: Darcy Kuemper out as Avalanche look to extend series lead over Edmonton Oilers

Coming off an exciting 8-6 victory in Game 1, the Avalanche will have a different look on Thursday as they look to pull within two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Darcy Kuemper out Starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper left Tuesday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return. Avs coach Jared Bednar announced that […]

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Avalanche defeat Oilers 8-6 in high-flying Western Conference final opener

It was both exactly what everyone predicted but also a shocking turn of events. Each of the four goalies surrendered goals, 25-of-36 skaters recorded at least a point and the superstars led the charge as the Avalanche came away with an 8-6 Game 1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Ball Arena to kick off […]

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Morning Skate: Avalanche will need all hands on deck to outscore Oilers high-flying offense

It’s been 20 years to the day since the last time the Avalanche appeared in a Western Conference final game. Colorado hosts the Edmonton Oilers for Game 1 on Ball Arena on Tuesday, looking to begin its road to its first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2001. Listen to “Round 3 Preview” on Spreaker. Roster […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Previewing the Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers Western Conference Finals matchup

Listen to “Round 3 Preview” on Spreaker. Aarif Deen and J.J. Jerez preview the Western Conference Finals between the Avs, who haven’t been this far in 20 years and the Edmonton Oilers, who went 14 years between third-round appearances. They break down the excitement around Nathan MacKinnon vs Connor McDavid before diving into both teams’ […]

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When the Avalanche needed a hero, Darren Helm stepped up to lift them to the Western Conference Finals

It’s not always the superstar that steps up in big moments. And for longtime veteran Darren Helm, being a playoff hero is in his DNA. Precisely 13 years to the day Helm scored perhaps the biggest goal of his career — a series-deciding overtime goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals — the […]

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By The Numbers: Darren Helm sends the Avalanche back to Western Conference Finals after 20-year drought

Through their first seven years of existence, the Avalanche participated in the Western Conference Final six times, appeared in two Stanley Cup Finals and winning it all both times. That stretch ended in 2002 with a 7-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7. And since then, it’s been tough at times for […]

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Blues stun Avalanche with come-from-behind 5-4 overtime victory to force Game 6

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are meant for memorable moments like this. Unfortunately for the Avalanche, that moment was celebrated by the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at Ball Arena. the Avs gave up the game-tying goal to Blues forward Robert Thomas with just 56 seconds left before losing to a Tyler Bozak tally in overtime. […]

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Morning Skate: Avalanche looking to end second-round roadblock at Ball Arena

Following two straight victories on the road, the Avalanche are just one away from the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2002 — also the year they last appeared in the third round. They’ll have a chance to close things out at Ball Arena on Wednesday and become the second team in the […]

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