Darcy Kuemper and the Avalanche return to practice ahead of Round 2

Darcy Kuemper was a full participant among a completely healthy roster as the Avalanche returned to practice on Thursday at Family Sports. The Avs had two days off following their first-round sweep of the Nashville Predators. Each of the other seven series will require at least a Game 6 to conclude. Colorado is awaiting the […]

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Deen’s List: 21 thoughts on 21 Avalanche players from their 21-goal first round series sweep of the Nashville Predators

Darryl Sutter was right. The head coach of the Pacific-Division leading Calgary Flames told reporters in March that the wildcard team facing the Avalanche in the first round would be in for a tough ride. “If you are a wildcard team I sure as hell don’t want to play Colorado in the first round because […]

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Avalanche successfully complete first-round series sweep of Nashville following a 5-3 victory in Game 4

All it took was four games. Colorado used a third-period rally on Monday, scoring the last three goals to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-3, completing a first-round series sweep. The Avs are the only team in the NHL to go 4-0 and the first to capture a spot in the second round. It’s also the […]

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WATCH: Darcy Kuemper exits Game 3 with potential eye injury

Avalanche starting goalie Darcy Kuemper exited the first period of Game 3 against the Nashville Predators following a potential eye injury. The stick of Nashville forward Ryan Johansen accidentally went through the cage of Kuemper’s helmet and looked to possibly poke him in or around the eye area. It’s unclear at this time if Kuemper’s […]

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Cale Makar scores in overtime as Avalanche secure 2-0 series lead over Nashville

The Avalanche found a way to do it again. Unlike its dominant victory two nights ago, Colorado needed 51 shots on Thursday to take a 2-0 series lead over the Nashville Predators. The Avs scored on their first and 51st shot to defeat the Preds 2-0 in overtime at Ball Arena. They continued to pour […]

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Avalanche smash Nashville 7-2 to take a 1-0 series lead in front of deafening crowd

The deafening crowd of 18,091 at Ball Arena was treated to a historic night of hockey. In their first sold-out playoff game in three years, the Avalanche matched the energy of their fans, erupting for a handful of goals on Tuesday. Colorado scored five times in the first period to open their first-round series against […]

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Reviewing the Avalanche and the Central Division’s offseason acquisitions

When we enter the dog days of August — traditionally the slowest month of the NHL calendar — it’s often a good time to look back at the offseason and where teams currently stand. Albeit the rest of August and September could still see numerous big names such as Jack Eichel, Vladimir Taransenko and perhaps […]

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