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Dater: Avs coach Patrick Roy believes risk worth it on pulling goalie
"Take me out, Coach," Avalanche coach and Hall of Fame former goalie Patrick Roy used to think at the end of games with his teams down by a goal or more.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Young Avs emulating fiery Roy
Colorado Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn scores a goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during the third period of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Avs' MacKinnon playing razor sharp
As the wunderkind skates recklessly around the rest, it reminds me of those car commercials.
Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild
Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
Tyson Barrie again delivers late for Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie and Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula vie for the puck in the second period on Thursday.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Paul Stastny OT goal gives Avs victory over Wild in Game 1
Paul Stastnyof the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his game-tying goal in the third period of Game 1 against the Wild on Thursday.
Recap Paul Stastny, Avalanche prevail over Wild in OT
Paul Stastny of the Avalanche whoops it up after scoring the overtime winner in a 5-4 victory over the Wild on Thursday.
Avs face Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov for 1st time this season in Game 1
The Avalanche will be facing a goalie it hasn't seen all season in Ilya Bryzgalov when it begins a first-round playoff series Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center.
On the Forecheck
NHL Playoffs: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Preview
Back-to-back playoff appearances have the Minnesota Wild hoping that they've established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, and they do have three dangerous forwards up front in Jason Pominville , Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu , backed up by our old pal Ryan Suter on the blueline.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda cleared to play in playoff opener
As Avalanche players came onto the ice one by one Wednesday, defenseman Jan Hejda was nowhere to be seen, even after the last person usually on the ice for a practice - coach Patrick Roy - was there.
Frei: Avs rebuilt from ice up into winner
Patrick Roy, Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations, Avalanche President Josh Kroenke and Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic pose for a photo op after their press conference.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Avalanche's MacKinnon set for big postseason
Avs center Nathan MacKinnon, left, and head coach Patrick Roy talk during practice on Tuesday at Family Sports Center in Centennial.
Colorado-Wild playoffs matchup offers contrast in styles, like old times
Rookie coach Patrick Roy led the Avalanche from second-fewest points in the NHL last year to the third-best total this season.
Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Colorado vs. Minnesota
Varlamov led the NHL with 41 victories, breaking Roy's single-season franchise mark set in 2000-01.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
NHL playoffs, capsule previews
The skinny: Under first-year coach Patrick Roy, the Avalanche went from finishing with the second-fewest points in the league last season to a division championship.
All in all, Avs happy to play Wild instead of Blackhawks
For several weeks, the working assumption -- even in the Avalanche dressing room -- was that Colorado would face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Colorado Avalanche win Central Division crown as Blues fall to Detroit
Detroit Red Wings' Darren Helm, right, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 13, 2014, in St. Louis.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Avs young stars share same passion
Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, left, is one of four young stars on Colorado's improved team.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Recap: San Jose vs. Colorado
The surprising Avalanche, who finished in the Western Conference basement last season, had a chance to clinch the Central Division crown with reeling St. Louis losing to Dallas.
Blades of Teal
Sharks Look To Get Back On Right Track, Face Avalanche: Game Preview
Both the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche have clinched playoff spots and home ice advantage in the first round; however, this game matters a bit more to the Avalanche than the Sharks.