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Videos- Sweep Complete For The Colorado Avalanche

With a 5-3 win tonight, the Avalanche advance to Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Colorado wins the series 4-0 over the Nashville Predators.

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Videos- A Win And An Injury For The Colorado Avalanche

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

The Avalanche’s quest for the Stanley Cup won’t get derailed by Nashvegas, so long as a stooge in a Predators sweater doesn’t gouge somebody’s eye out. Colorado lost goalie Darcy Kuemper on Saturday to the dangerously reckless mayhem committed by Nashville knucklehead Ryan Johansen, but emerged from this NHL playoff game with a 7-3 victory.

“You’re always worried when you see a guy holding his eye and heading off,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said after the Predators tried to goon it up with a Colorado team they have zero shot of beating at hockey.

In an odd way, maybe the classless Predators are helping to build the championship character of the Avs, who didn’t blink when Kuemper got poked in the eye by Johansen late in the first period. Colorado refused to let the unnerving sight of its No. 1 goalie crumpled on the ice in pain deter them from their mission.

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog said every team that has won the NHL championship has discussed how “you’re going to have to go through adversity on the way.”

Try to stay classy, Smashville, hard as it might be for sore losers like Filip Forsberg and Johansen to deal with the frustration of three consecutive losses to a vastly superior Colorado team without throwing a tantrum like petulant children.

This opening-round series is over except for the goonery.

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Below watch the highligts and the injury to Kuemper.

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Pic- Darcy Kuemper Takes A Stick To The Eye Area

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added 5:22pm, video below too...

aded 5:27pm, Denver media member with hs opinion is below.

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The Colorado Avalanche Beat The Nashville Predators In Overtime

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

Patience prevailed on Thursday night at Ball Arena.

The Avalanche was determined to keep shooting at the Nashville net that goalie Connor Ingram manned, and after 49 consecutive saves by the 25-year-old rookie, Colorado finally got the second one past him.

Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar got it done. He had a game-high 12 shots, and the last one made all the difference. The Norris Trophy candidate scored at 8:31 into overtime to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the first-round series.

“Give credit to their goalie, he played well. He was making the saves that he needed to make for them,” said Makar, who fed the puck to forward Nico Sturm and scored off Sturm’s rebound between the circles. “I tried to just throw it low and luckily it went in, but it was overall just a good effort by the guys to keep getting everything to the net.”

Ingram, making his first NHL playoff start after coming off the bench in Colorado’s 7-2 romp in Game 1, was spectacular in making 49 saves. They all came after allowing Nathan MacKinnon’s early goal on Colorado’s first shot of the game.

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Video- Logan O’Connor Fined For Cross-Checking

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Will The Colorado Avalanche Handle The Pressure?

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

This is the best Avalanche team in more than 20 years. But there’s at least an 80% chance this Colorado team, led by center Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Cale Makar, won’t lift the Stanley Cup, because nowhere in the North American sporting landscape will you find a more heavy-duty challenge.

With the playoffs rapidly approaching in a season billed as championship or bust, could somebody please give Colorado a wake-up call?

With our old friend Matt Duchene scoring the only goal in the shootout, the Nashville Predators recorded a 5-4 victory against the Avalanche on Thursday night for Colorado’s fifth loss in six games.

Chalk it up to boredom if that makes you feel better.

But is Colorado mentally tough enough to win it all?

No team in the league can boast of more top-notch talent than the Avs. They deserve to be the odds-on favorite to win the championship. So what’s the concern? There’s a cruel fascinating randomness to the NHL playoffs, where a hot goalie, the odd bounce or untimely injuries can ruin the best-laid championship plans.

There’s no sweeter agony than cheering for a team to win the Cup. No NHL champion earns 16 victories without blood, sweat and tears, not to mention a moment or two of serious adversity capable of unnerving the toughest of competitors. And these Colorado players have yet to prove they won’t fold under pressure.

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Colorado Signs Ben Meyers

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Ben Meyers to a two-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

Meyers, 23, just completed his junior year at the University of Minnesota, where he served as captain in 2021-22 and recorded 41 points (17g/24a) in 34 games. He led all Gophers skaters in points and goals, both career high marks, and also paced the team in game-winning tallies (5) and overtime goals (2). Meyers was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was named one of three hat trick finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey. He was also named to the Big Ten First All-Star Team and was an NCAA West Second-Team All-American selection.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are The Team To Beat

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

Before this NHL season began, hockey analysts and executives picked the Colorado Avalanche to go far in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Six months later, the Avs are the league’s top team, with a superb 52-14-6 record and 110 standings points. Right now, they’re in the midst of a six-game win streak – and if that doesn’t impress you, consider that this is their second six-game win streak of the season, and it’s not even their best run, as they peeled off 10 wins in a row starting in mid-January.

Now consider that Colorado has lost more than two games in a row just once this year – and that was at the very beginning of the season, when they lost three straight games. And if that doesn’t blow your mind, consider that two of their best players – forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog – have played only 56 and 51 games respectively.

f you don’t think all roads to the Cup in the Western Conference go through Denver, you’re fooling yourself.

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Video- A Short Sit Down With Nathan MacKinnon

via the YouTube page of the NHL on ESPN,

John Buccigross is on The Point to talk through Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby’s similarities.

 

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Video- Nathan MacKinnon Flying Back To Denver For Evaluation

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