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Nieto Delivers Against Former Team

"I think every game, we're learning still," said Nieto after the team's eighth straight victory. "Definitely on the streak and building momentum, …

Nathan MacKinnon

Avalanche saved by Matt Duchene trade

The big three-way deal that finally, at long last, after years of rumor, sent Matt Duchene out of Colorado for good happened on Nov. 5.<p>At the time, …

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One player to add from every Western Conference team

Following up on Thursday's Eastern Conference edition, here's a look at one widely available player from each team in the West to add from waivers in …

Bo Horvat

Fantasy buzz: Impact of Shattenkirk injury on Rangers

<b>Impact of Shattenkirk injury on Rangers</b><p>New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is out indefinitely with a meniscus tear in his left knee. He …

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Three things to know: former-Sharks forward is playing a key role in Avs’ turnaround season

DENVER — After being a casualty of shifting times in San Jose last season, Matt Nieto is finding the right match for his skillset with the resurgent …

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MacKinnon scores twice in Avalanche's 8th win in row

Nathan MacKinnon is the NHL's hottest player and the biggest reason the Colorado Avalanche are the league's hottest team.<p>MacKinnon scored twice and added an assist as the Avalanche won their eighth consecutive game, a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night in Denver. Colorado last …

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Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3

The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead.<p>Bottom line: The streak goes on.<p>Nathan …

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Bergeron scores 3 as Bruins beat Islanders 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored three goals to lead Boston to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night, giving the Bruins at least a point for the 15th consecutive game.<p>Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as Boston improved to 11-0-4 since its last regulation loss …

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Six NHL rookies that are flying under the radar this season

The NHL’s rookie class for the 2017-18 season is an impressive one with what is sure to be a tightly contested Calder Trophy race at the top.<p>Forwards …

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Avalanche thriving without Matt Duchene

More than two months after the Matt Duchene trade, both the Colorado Avalanche and their players are basking in unexpected success.<p>All the experts …

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Nathan MacKinnon emerging as Hart Trophy contender after years of stalled development

The Avalanche center deserves to be in the NHL MVP conversation.<p>A year ago around this juncture, Nathan MacKinnon was “stressed all the time.” The Avalanche forward was struggling in the midst of a disastrous season where seemingly nothing went right, and it was starting to get to his head.<p>“Losing …

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Avs Host Ducks In Matinee On MLK Day

Colorado owns a 38-30-16 all-time record against Anaheim (since 1995-96), including going 21-16-5 at home. The Avalanche holds a 23-16-3 record this …

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Why MacKinnon should be considered a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate

Nathan MacKinnon is emerging as one of the NHL's most valuable players.<p>Here's a quick look at why he should be included in the conversation for the …

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Jonathan Bernier foils old team again as Ducks lose to Avalanche

• Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost, left, loses control of the puck as Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase, of the Czech Republic, defends in the …

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Jonathan Bernier puts the paddle down, beating his former team 3-1 at home

The Colorado Avalanche win their seventh game in a row, beating the Anaheim Ducks handily 3-1. Jonathan Bernier is the star of the show, improving to …

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Bernier's incredible save for Avalanche leads to MacKinnon goal

Bernier staked his claim to save of the year with a lunging stick stop on Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler with 10:34 left in the second period at …

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Colorado Avalanche Begin Home Stand Against Anaheim Ducks

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: Mark Barberio<p>The Colorado Avalanche are hosting the Anaheim Ducks on the first of their three-game home stand. Colorado is …

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Paul Klee: Now an MVP candidate, Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon a different kind of rising star

Hockey guys are a little different. Their idea of a good time is smashing strangers into a wall and showing off where their teeth used to be.<p>Not …

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These NHL Line Combos Thriving At Midpoint

Every NHL team has officially hit the midpoint of the 2017-18 NHL season, and throughout the first half teams have featured a number of line …

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Andrew Cogliano suspended, ending ironman streak

Andrew Cogliano, who had never missed a game since joining the NHL in October 2007, will have his ironman streak come to an end.<p>The Anaheim Ducks forward was suspended for two games on Sunday for an interference infraction against the Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe the night before.<p>The NHL …

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Colorado Looks To Get Readjusted In Dallas

Colorado is coming off a season-long homestand where it went 5-1-0 and won each of its last five contests. Dallas is finishing up its own six-game …

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5 storylines to watch in NHL's 2nd half, plus an early Cup prediction

Lightning rolling as NHL season hits the halfway point<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning's record speaks for itself. Tampa Bay has pushed its way to first …

Jonathan Marchessault

How the Avalanche went from disaster to holding a playoff spot

If it weren’t for Gerard Gallant and the incredible story his Vegas Golden Knights are writing, you might be hearing more about Jared Bednar in …

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Line changes: Daniel Sprong among best waiver adds

Every week we'll mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, …

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Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon Exceeding High Expectations

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 04: Nathan MacKinnon<p><i>Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon should be on everyone’s hypothetical Hart Trophy ballot</i><p>One of the …

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NHL awards race: Leaders for Hart, Vezina, Norris and more

At the midpoint of the NHL's 2017-18 season, there is a muddled mess at the top of the rankings for every major award.<p>Well, save for coach of the …

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The Avalanche's potent offense has led to one of season's more surprising stories

After a laughable effort in 2016-17, the Avalanche find themselves in a playoff position midway through the current campaign, and Nathan MacKinnon …

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Colorado Avalanche winners of five straight headed into bye week

The Colorado Avalanche tallied their fifth straight win Saturday night with a 7-2 pounding of the Minnesota Wild. The Avalanche have caught fire …

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For players, winter vacation plans run gamut

The break was instituted last season to give the players a chance to get away from the mental and physical grind of the 82-game schedule.<p>Many players …

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Kroenke's History Suggests Rams' Success will be Short-Lived

At the conclusion of Saturday night’s Los Angeles Rams loss to Atlanta in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs, NBC’s Al Michaels, a lifelong L.A. …

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