Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tag: Mikko Rantanen

Momentum mounting on Nathan MacKinnon MVP train

Even the most optimistic of Avalanche fans knew MacKinnon could be really, really good -- but did anyone see this coming?

Jonathan Bernier shutout helps Avalanche win fourth straight

The Colorado Avalanche continue their hot homestand with a shutout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Avs announcer McNab calls MacKinnon ‘a top-7’ player in the NHL

For the resurgent Avalanche, one player in particular has stood out: forward Nathan MacKinnon, who ranks fifth in the NHL in scoring with 48 points in 39 games.

Avalanche steal one from Toronto in OT

Following a back-and-forth, steady game between the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night at the Pepsi Center, the Avs walked away victorious in a thrilling, sudden-death overtime stunner, 4-3.

Frei: At the Christmas break, Avalanche is a turnaround story

With only minimal hesitancy, I'll go along now, with the Avalanche sitting at 17-15-3, or barely short of winning half its games. This is hope-tinged mediocrity, and that's quite an improvement. We pause while Gary Bettman tries to sell the idea that the Avalanche is "two games above .500," but it shouted down by anyone savvy enough in the era of three-point games to refuse to fall for a standings system that makes everyone look better than they are.

On this (unnamed) line, Gabe Landeskog amps up his scoring

The Avalanche will be 15-15-2 going into Monday night's home game against Pittsburgh, the second matchup in eight days of the friends and Tim Hortons pitchmen from Halifax, Nova Scotia -- MacKinnon and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby.

Avalanche buries Panthers on the road

The Colorado Avalanche knows how to bounce back and make a statement.

Crazy for thinking this Colorado Avalanche plan might work

The Avalanche are breaking the mold of organizational issues that span multiple decades. This current team could be the start of sustained success.

Catching up with Jared Bednar

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic essentially labeled the possibility of firing a first-time, first-year head coach preposterous -- and it didn't turn out to be phony rhetoric.

Landeskog suspended for four games after cross-check

The suspension is Landeskog's third in three seasons, each for the same transgression; he's earning a reputation for this kind of play, and he needs to be more cognizant of how he approaches those in-game battles.