Tag: Mikko Rantanen

Much more to Colorado’s deadly top line than MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon has had an extraordinary year, but he hasn't done it alone; linemates Mikko Rantanen and Gabe Landeskog have elevated him to his lofty status.

Avalanche bounce back with 5-2 victory in chippy game against Coyotes

The Colorado Avalanche roll the Arizona Coyotes in a must-win at home

Frei: Nathan MacKinnon has the best of intentions … but it’s...

It's praiseworthy, even impressive humility. Nathan MacKinnon doesn't think he's above this. Well, he is now. And all his teammates should know it.

MacKinnon & Co. carry the Avalanche again in win over Wild

Nathan MacKinnon's five-point night leads the Colorado Avalanche in a crucial victory over Minnesota Wild

MacKinnon powers the Avalanche to a 3-1 victory over Vancouver

The Pepsi Center has been very kind to Nathan MacKinnon this year, and it's keeping the Avalanche in the playoff hunt.

Avalanche score four unanswered goals to beat Canucks 5-4 in overtime

The Colorado Avalanche dig themselves out of a huge hole in Vancouver, on the shoulders of the power play unit.

Frei: If the NHL stays home the next time, too, USA...

Realistically, if the NHL stays away, the USA should go all the way. Make Team USA all collegians. That's not a second-guess about what USA Hockey did this time. It's a reflection on what it should try next.

Frei: With MacKinnon out, Kerfoot continues to show his (Ivy League)...

Alexander Kerfoot didn't have a point in the Avalanche's first five games minus Nathan MacKinnon, but now has a goal in each of the past two.

Frei: After win over Sharks, this is even more clear: The...

The longer Jonathan Bernier can hold down the Avalanche crease, on merit rather than injury-caused default, the better Colorado's chances of still being in the hunt for a Western Conference wild-card spot by the time it seems to be making more than occasional visits to the Pepsi Center.

Frei: Don’t let MacKinnon’s longer-than-expected absence knock Avs off course

The start of Nathan MacKinnon's two-to-four week absence from the lineup comes amid a testing stretch of the Colorado schedule so road-dominated, it should come with tour T-shirts listing the stops.