Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche

 | 11-6-1
  • Goals For
    55 GF
  • Goals Against
    42 GA
  • Power Play %
    23.9 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    89.5 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    147 PIM
  • The Canadian Press

    Colorado puts road win streak on the line against San Jose

    Colorado Avalanche (11-6-1, fourth in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (7-9-2, seventh in the West Division) San Jose, California; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Colorado visits San Jose trying to prolong its three-game road winning streak. The Sharks are 7-9-2 against division opponents. San Jose averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 28 total minutes. The Avalanche are 11-6-1 against the rest of their division. Colorado ranks 10th in the Nhl averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Nathan MacKinnon with 0.9. In their last meeting on Jan. 28, Colorado won 3-0. Nazem Kadri scored two goals for the Avalanche. TOP PERFORMERS: Logan Couture has 16 total points for the Sharks, 10 goals and six assists. Kane has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for San Jose. MacKinnon has 20 total points while scoring five goals and totalling 15 assists for the Avalanche. Mikko Rantanen has 10 points over the last 10 games for Colorado. LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .882 save percentage. Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .911 save percentage. INJURIES: Sharks: Erik Karlsson: day to day (groin). Avalanche: Matt Calvert: day to day (upper body), Dennis Gilbert: out (face), Cale Makar: day to day (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series
    The Canadian Press

    Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jacob MacDonald broke a tie with his first goal of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Saturday night to sweep the two-game, two-day series. Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Joonas Donskoi, Tyson Jost and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored, with the Avalanche striking four times in the third period. Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots for the victory. Clayton Keller and Ilya Lyubushkin — with his first NHL goal — scored for Arizona. Antti Raanta made 35 saves. Colorado won the opener 3-2 on Friday night. They knocked the Coyotes out of the playoffs last season in five games. Arizona got off to a much better offensive start against Colorado than the night before, when it managed just 10 shots through the first two periods. The Coyotes outshot the Avalanche 9-7 in the first and had a few good chances to score, including Phil Kessel's shot that hit the right post and bounced away. MacKinnon opened the scoring with 7:44 left in the first period when he beat Raanta with a wrister to the top right corner of the net. Raanta was playing in just his fourth game this season. Colorado started the second period with an offensive flurry, putting 10 shots on goal in the first four minutes but couldn't put anything in the net. Arizona tied it late in the period when Keller deflected a pass from Niklas Hjalmarsson past Grubauer. Colorado answered three minutes later when MacDonald wrapped around the back of the net and slipped the puck past Raanta for a 2-1 lead. It was MacDonald's second goal of his career. The Avalanche pulled ahead 3-1 early in the third on a power-play goal by Landeskog, who corralled a rebound and smacked it into the net. Donskoi, Jost and Bellemare all scored later in the third. Colorado dominated offensively in the final two periods and finished with a 41-24 advantage in shots. ICE CHIPS Coyotes trainer Dave Zenobi worked his 2,000 professional hockey game on Saturday night. He was honoured before the game with a framed jersey that had a 2,000 on it. ... Arizona's Conor Garland missed the game with a lower-body injury. He leads the team with 19 points. It was the first game he's missed this season. ... UP NEXT Avalanche: At San Jose on Monday night. Coyotes: At Los Angeles on Wednesday night. ___ Follow David Brandt at www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports David Brandt, The Associated Press