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WATCH: Avalanche Bury The Devils

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Wednes...

Caps Fall To Blues 2-1 In Hunter's D.C. Coaching Debut

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — If Dale Hunter needs a role model as a new coach trying to make the Washington Capitals play better defense and with more confidenc...

Ron Dicker

NBA Won't Have To Jump Through Hoops To Win Back Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

NBA attendance could catch up to pre-lockout numbers faster than it takes LeBron James' pregame chalk toss to settle. That's because fans seem to easi...

WATCH: Barch Gets Clobbered By McLeod In 1st Period

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Andrew Raycroft stopped 35 shots for his first win in nearly a year, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Monday night. ...

Red Wings Top Predators With Help Of 2 Filppula Goals

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the Nashville Predators on Saturday nigh...

Nicklas Backstrom Leads Capitals Past Coyotes 4-3

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nicklas Backstrom scored early in the third period, then set up Brooks Laich's power-play goal, helping the Capitals rally from a two-go...

WATCH: Giguere Makes 24 Saves, Avs Shutout Stars

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves for his first shutout in two seasons and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 Friday night....

WATCH: Duchene's Amazing Between-The-Legs Score

AP | By WILL GRAVES | Posted 11.16.2011 | Denver

PITTSBURGH -- James Neal had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night. Jordan Staal...

...And The New Avs Captain Is?

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Colorado Avalanche have settled on a leader, picking veteran forward Milan Hejduk (MEE'-lahn HAY'-dook) to serve as team capta...

Capitals Fall To Devils In Shootout

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, and the New Jersey ...

Caps Snap 2 Game Losing Streak With 3-1 Win Over Devils

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

NEWARK, N.J. -- Jason Chimera scored a short-handed goal 2:27 into the third period and Marcus Johansson added an insurance tally eight minutes later,...

Avalanche Can't Shake The Slump

AP | By LARRY LAGE | Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver

DETROIT -- Johan Franzen scored three goals, and the suddenly potent Detroit Red Wings rolled to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday nigh...

Avs Melted By Flames' Shot Blocking

AP | Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- The Calgary Flames reached the .500 mark Sunday, but if they played the Colorado Avalanche more often they might have the best record in the...

'Hard To Win Hockey Games When You Aren't Scoring Goals'

AP | By PAT GRAHAM | Posted 01.03.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Coyotes goalie Mike Smith paraded around the dressing room with a flashy replica of a championship belt slung over his right shoulder. It w...

Avs Win First Home Game Of The Season

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- After the final horn sounded and the Colorado Avalanche had won their first home game of the season, the players stood at center ice and rai...

Vancouver Hands Capitals 2nd Loss This Season With 7-4 Win

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks finally found the offense they were looking for, and it came from three unlikely sources. Defens...

Despite 40 Shots On Goal, Oilers Top Avalanche

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado peppered Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk with shots aplenty and had next to nothing to show for it. Dubnyk had a season-high 40 saves...

Oilers Hand Capitals 1st Loss Of Season

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

EDMONTON, Alberta -- After two straight seasons of last-place finishes, the Edmonton Oilers want to prove they are a team on the rise. Sending the so...

Avs Were One Game Short Of Franchise Record

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver

CALGARY, Alberta -- It's taken a month for rookie Roman Horak to give the Calgary Flames a glimpse of the player who impressed them so much during the...

Capitals Rout Red Wings 7-1; Vokoun Makes 32 Saves

AP | Posted 12.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Mike Green had two goals and two assists, Matthieu Perreault added two goals, and the Washington Capitals routed the Detroit Red Wings 7...

Caps Remain Undefeated, Top Flyers 5-2

AP | By DAN GELSTON | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

PHILADELPHIA -- Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and the Washington Capitals used a three-goal third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Thurs...

Capitals Beat Panthers 3-0, Tomas Vokoun Stops 20 Shots (PHOTOS)

AP | David Ginsburg | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Vokoun blanked his former team with a 20-save performance, and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Tues...

Overtime Goal Gives Avs A Boost

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

TORONTO — David Jones scored 1:11 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Jone...

Johansson, Backstrom Score In Capitals' 2-1 Win Over Ottawa

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals were not particularly happy about the way they played after their 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday n...

Duchene's Shootout Goal Gives Avs The Win

AP | By RUSTY MILLER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene's shootout goal was the difference in the Colorado...