Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class
Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market, following Evgeni Malkin 's lead. MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau informed the Calgary Flames he's leaving in free agency Wednesday, joining an NHL free agent class that features the most high-end talent available in several years. “It is my strong belief that this was a family decision, and I respect that fully,” disappointed Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Tuesday night.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the Stanley Cup Final - Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche: Game 5 | Channel, Start Time, Preview
Watch the Stanley Cup Final on FuboTV (Free Trial) and DirecTV StreamTAMPA BAY LIGHTNING vs. COLORADO AVALANCHEGAME 5 (Avalanche lead 3-1)When: Friday, June 24Time: 8 p.m. Watch the Stanley Cup Final on FuboTV (Free Trial)Nathan MacKinnon scored the other goal for the Avs, with Darcy Kuemper picking up the win with a 37-save performance. The second half of Game Four saw Colorado play their game as they did earlier in the series. Tampa needs to find a way to play that complete game that made them back-to-back Stanley Cup champs. Check out the full NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs results heremlive.com
Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title
Nazem Kadri scored at 12:02 of overtime — perhaps with too many Colorado players on the ice — and the Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to move within a victory of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning.
Kadri skates with stick for 1st time since injuring thumb
Injured Colorado Avalanche forwards Nazem Kadri and Andrew Cogliano skated with an assistant coach Thursday after missing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kadri skated with a stick in his hand for the first time since injuring his right thumb crashing into the boards during the last round. Cogliano took a puck to the right hand in Colorado’s series clincher against Edmonton in the Western Conference final.news.yahoo.com
Avalanche win battle of attrition to reach Stanley Cup final
With Nazem Kadri out with an injury, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen shifted to center to take his spot and was on the receiving end of a few chops on the back of his leg from Edmonton's Duncan Keith that sent him to the ice. Rantanen rose to his feet, shoved Keith and got back in the play. The Avalanche didn't make it through the series unscathed, but with Edmonton star Leon Draisaitl skating on one good leg and defenseman Darnell Nurse playing through a hip injury, they are moving on to face the New York Rangers or back-to-back defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Cup Final next week.news.yahoo.com
Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2
Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
How to Watch to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 25 - St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche | Start Time, Preview
Watch the NHL Playoffs on DirecTV StreamWESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division(3) St. Louis Blues vs. (1) Colorado Avalanche (Avalanche lead 3-1)Time: 8 p.m. Watch the NHL Playoffs on DirecTV StreamKadri, who ended up with four points in the win, has been a key player for the Avs, and has shown how he can be a big-time postseason player. The Avalanche are now one win away from moving onto the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2002. St. Louis is certainly not out of it, though going back to Denver with their season on the line does not provide them with an easy task. Check out the full NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs results heremlive.com
Red Wings host high-powered Avalanche, former teammate Darren Helm
Darren Helm played on some high-powered Detroit Red Wings teams early in his NHL career. Tonight, he returns to Detroit while playing for another top-end club when the Colorado Avalanche visit Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit). “Last time we played them it felt like they were shot out of a cannon every time they were coming up the ice,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. We want to see where we stack up against teams like this.”The Red Wings (23-22-6) are coming off a five-day break following a 3-2 shootout victory at the New York Rangers on Thursday. Helm, 35, signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Colorado in the offseason, after 14 seasons with the Red Wings.mlive.com
Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs up 2-0 in series vs. Knights
Mikko Rantanen scored a power-play goal 2:07 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer outdueled fellow Vezina Trophy finalist Marc-Andre Fleury and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
MacKinnon records hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 in Game 2
Nathan MacKinnon finished his first career playoff hat trick with an empty-net goal to help the Colorado Avalanche pull away late for a 6-3 win over St. Louis in Game 2 after the Blues avoided a pregame virus scare that nearly sidelined several players.