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Email<p>Print<p>Let's give the season report card to Mikko Rantanen, shall we? My personal grade will be at the end, with an analysis of his fine …

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Colorado Avalanche: Best Tweets about Mikko Rantanen

DENVER, CO - JULY 06: Colorado Avalanche rookies Mikko Rantanen (left), A.J. Greer (center) and Nicolas Meloche compare phone media after their …

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Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Erupts in sophomore season - CBSSports.com

Rantanen racked up 29 goals and 84 points in 81 games during the 2017-18 campaign.<p>Rantanen found chemistry with Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon …

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Mikko Rantanen looks to build upon breakout season with Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen enjoyed a breakout campaign as the Colorado Avalanche surprised many observers by reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years.<p>Now, the 21-year-old forward from Finland is hungry for more success.<p>"It was a good year for us," Rantanen said to NHL.com. "I think nobody really …

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Mikko Rantanen leads Finland past U.S. at ice hockey world championship

HERNING, Denmark — Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping on Tuesday.Avalanche …

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Finland Defeats USA To Win Group B

<b>Finland (6) vs. USA (2)</b><p>Finland defeated the United States 6-2 on Tuesday at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark, to earn first place in Group B with …

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Colorado Avalanche Star Mikko Rantanen set to take on Team USA

Avalanche fans are going to have to decide whether they cheer for their country or their star wingerIn a very short time, Mikko Rantanen has forced …

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Avalanche at the 2018 IIHF World Championship

Colorado Avalanche forwards <b>Sven Andrighetto</b> (Switzerland), <b>Tyson Jost</b> (Canada) and <b>Mikko Rantanen</b> (Finland) and newly-signed goaltender <b>Pavel Francouz</b> …

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Several Avs Made Playoffs Debut In Game 1

The Colorado Avalanche played its first game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday and it was a contest full of firsts for many of the team's …

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Rick Sadowski - Regulation win needed

The Colorado Avalanche know exactly what they need to do Saturday at the Pepsi Center to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs:<p>Beat the St. Louis …

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Takeaways: Statement game from Pavelski, and shutdown defense pair shows playoff form

SAN JOSE — So it’s all real simple now for the Sharks. Win Saturday against the Minnesota Wild and they’ll claim second place in the Pacific Division …

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Kings defensemen take pride in uniting for big win

EL SEGUNDO — Defense wins championships, and really big games.That was the case Monday when the Kings shut down Colorado’s very potent line of Nathan …

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Colorado Avalanche fails to capitalize on St. Louis Blues’ loss, bow to Kings in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Just as the Avalanche was beginning its game at the Staples Center on Monday, the St. Louis Blues lost to the visiting Washington …

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Uncommon path should ease NHL learning curve for Tolvanen

The secret was out pretty quickly.<p>A week before the 2015 playoffs, the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers invited prospect Eeli …

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NHL roundup: Matthews delivers to lift Maple Leafs over Islanders

Auston Matthews scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:58 remaining in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a season sweep of the New …

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Varlamov strong before exiting, Avs beat Blackhawks 5-0

DENVER (AP) -- Semyon Varlamov stopped everything - including a hard-crashing Chicago player late in the third period.<p>Only, the collision took its …

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Avalanche’s top line: “Just a matter time” before MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen break slump

The “MGM Line” has run out of luck during this high-stakes period of the season. Center Nathan MacKinnon and wingers Gabe Landeskog and Mikko …

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There's been no second-year slump attached to this NHL sophomore class

His former coach was a bit worried.<p>It was a week before the start of the season and Jussi Tapola, who had coached Patrik Laine in Finland’s top …

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The Final Week

It’s the final week of the season as well as the last Week Ahead for the 2017-18 season. I hope that it has been informative and we will be back in …

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Colorado Avalanche: Comparing Mikko Rantanen and Jakub Voracek

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 04: Mikko Rantanen<p>Colorado Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen stacks up quite well against veteran Flyers winger Jakub …

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Oilers, Isles face long summers after wasting top talent

Two players are on a lot of people’s minds right now, and both of them are going to miss the playoffs.<p>The first is Connor McDavid, who picked up …

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NHL Power Rankings: The Penguins are better than they were a year ago

There seems to be some concern around the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs start to get closer. Their penalty kill has stunk for about a month …

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What we learned from the Kings' 7-1 blowout of the Avalanche

Remember when Anze Kopitar was under scrutiny after last season for underachieving?<p>Yes, he's body checked that phase of his career into a large, metal trash can, and the echoes are still reverberating. His season was already MVP worthy and then he has a four-goal game, the first by a Kings player …

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Senators Mathematically Out

The Ottawa Senators have been officially eliminated from the playoffs. It’s seemed inevitable for a while now so the mathematical announcement comes …

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Colorado Avalanche: Playoffs Will Depend on California Road Trip

ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Tyson Barrie (4), Colorado Avalanche Center Nathan MacKinnon (29), and Colorado Avalanche …

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Colorado Avalanche Must Get Home Mojo Back vs Vegas

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 19: Erik Johnson<p>The Colorado Avalanche have dropped back down to second wild card berth. They need to regain their hometown …

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Three-point for Scheifele in OT win over ANA

Mark Scheifele finished with a goal and two assists in a 3-2 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.<p>Blake Wheeler made a beautiful outside-inside move …

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Antti Niemi gets 35-save shutout over Sabres

Antti Niemi stopped all 35 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.<p>Niemi’s excellent play continued tonight with his first shutout in 27 …

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Audio: Quick hits with Mikko Rantanen

The Colorado Avalanche, who finished with 48 points a season ago, are clicking in virtually all facets of play. They’re 8-1-3 in their last 12 games …

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March 22: Lineups; Lewis "day-to-day"; Bernier on 2012; slowing the Avs; more

Good afternoon to you from Denver, Insiders. In advance of tonight’s 7:00 p.m. MT game against the Avalanche (FOX Sports West / FOX Sports GO / FUBO …

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