Player News - Avalanche

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Nathan MacKinnon scored the Avalanche's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday.

It was MacKinnon's 26th marker and 66th point in 53 games this season. Tyson Barrie and Duncan Siemens assisted on the marker.
Feb 24 - 6:39 PM

Semyon Varlamov kicked out 24 of 29 shots in a 5-1 loss to Calgary on Saturday.

Varlamov has struggled lately, allowing at least three goals in each of his last four games. The Avalanche are still within striking distance of a playoff spot, but they'll need stronger goaltending going forward if they are to close the gap.
Feb 24 - 6:37 PM

Semyon Varlamov is expected to be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames.

Fantasy GMs should take note that this game gets going at 4:00 p.m. ET. The Avalanche netminder has a 15-12-3 record with a 2.87 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage this season. With Jonathan Bernier (concussion) out of the lineup, Andrew Hammond will serve as his backup.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 24 - 10:30 AM

Samuel Girard scored a goal in Colorado's 3-2 OT loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

Girard logged 22:31 of ice time in the contest, which ranked third on the team behind Tyson Barrie (26:32) and Patrik Nemeth (24:58). Girard has two goals and 13 points in 46 games with the Avalanche this year.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 23 - 11:37 AM

Colin Wilson scored a game-tying goal with 50 seconds left in a 3-2 OT loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Wilson isn't normally counted on for goals, but he provided a tying goal with under a minute to go against Edmonton on Thursday. The Avs drew within one goal of Edmonton in the second period thanks to Samuel Girard, before Wilson's heroics in the third period. Wilson has six goals and 16 points in 47 games this season.
Feb 23 - 1:30 AM

Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves on 46 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Varlamov's record now falls to 15-12-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .913 save percentage for the Avalanche. The goaltender has now lost both of his starts against the Edmonton Oilers this season.
Feb 23 - 1:30 AM

Andrei Mironov will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Edmonton.

He's now been scratched in each of Colorado's last 12 games. Mironov has one goal and three points in 10 games this season. Dominic Toninato will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 22 - 8:59 PM

Semyon Varlamov will get the start in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Avs netminder comes into tonight's game with a 15-12-2 record, a 2.87 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:29 PM

Tyson Jost scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Jost's goal midway through the second period tied the game at one. The Avs ended up finding themselves down 4-1 in the middle frame, but they were eventually able to complete the comeback thanks to five goals on the man-advantage. Jost has now found the back of the net in each of his last two games and four times in his last eight. He has seven goals and eight assists in 42 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 21 - 8:58 AM

The Colorado Avalanche scored an incredible five goals on the power play during their 5-4 comeback win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver was up 4-1 late in the second period, but they watched as the Avs scored their second, third, fourth and fifth power play goals of the game to jump ahead. "Our power play was due," MacKinnon said. "Last game against Edmonton we didn’t do a great job but we had a meeting on what we want to achieve and I think it paid off tonight — big time." MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in the overtime period.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 21 - 8:55 AM

Gabriel Landeskog picked up a goal with an assist and four hits across 21:42 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win at Vancouver.

Landeskog was owned in the faceoff circle, winning just one of his six opportunities, but overall it was a pretty solid performance from the Swede. It was his first goal in nine games dating back to a two-goal effort Jan. 30, also at Vancouver. There's something about seeing that killer whale that gets Landeskog fired up, as he has three goals and six points in a four-game point streak vs. the Canucks. Remember that next Monday for DFS purposes when the Canucks invade Pepsi Center for the final meeting this season.
Feb 21 - 2:21 AM

Tyson Barrie scored a power-play goal while adding four assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win at Vancouver.

The rearguard forced overtime with the game-tying goal with just 3:01 remaining in regulation, and he assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's OT winner. He was making up for lost time, as he has managed just one goal and three assists over his past 12 outings. It's uncertain if his hand injury was still playing a factor in his struggles over the past four weeks, but it certainly didn't look like a problem on Tuesday.
Feb 21 - 2:13 AM

Mikko Rantanen picked up a power-play goal with two assists in Tuesday's wild overtime win at Vancouver.

The Finnish winger is having a dream season, as he hasn't had more than two consecutive games without a point so far this season. Rantanen is up to 19 goals with 57 points through 58 games. While he has a minus-4 rating, he has emerged as a must-start fantasy option this season and could be a superstar if he gets into the black in plus/minus.
Feb 21 - 2:08 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal in overtime Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks and he added three assists.

The All-Star MacKinnon totaled a game-high six goals with a blocked shot, a minor penalty and a hit across 23:37 of ice time. It wasn't all great, as he won just nine of his 22 faceoffs. Most fantasy pools do not go that deep, however, and the four-point night was tremendous. It appears he is over the shoulder ailment which forced him out for eight games. Feel confident starting him again across all fantasy formats.
Feb 21 - 2:05 AM

Semyon Varlamov allowed four goals in Tuesday's 5-4 win at Vancouver while making 24 saves.

Varlamov was tagged for four goals in the second period but he weathered the storm and was bailed out with a game-tying power-play goal by Tyson Barrie late in the third period, and an overtime winner on the man advantage by All-Star Nathan MacKinnon. He is likely to split starts with Jonathan Bernier, who did a yeoman-like job in place of Varlamov when he was on the shelf. Treat both as No. 2 fantasy netminders in most formats at this point.
Feb 21 - 1:55 AM


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