DENVER | Late in the second period, with his team outplaying Colorado, Edmonton coach Todd McLellan couldn’t believe his Oilers were trailing 2-1. “Jay Woodcroft and I looked at each other and said, ‘How are we losing this game?'” McLellan said.
BUFFALO, N.Y. | Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night. By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead in hanging on for a 5-4 victory.
“I thought we’d been a little bit flat at home lately,” Schenn said. “You can try and start different ways, try to be physical early or offensive early. … I don’t do it often, but it’s part of the game and it’s good to get one every once in a while.”
DENVER | Gabriel Bourque and Tyson Jost scored 2:14 apart in the second period, Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Tuesday night. Colorado returned from a six-game road trip and won its ninth straight at the Pepsi Center, the club’s longest home winning streak since moving to Denver in 1995. The Avalanche are 19-7-1 at home this season.
EDMONTON, Alberta | J.T Compher scored 2:28 into overtime to help the Colorado Avalanche snap a three-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Nikita Zadorov, Blake Comeau and Samuel Girard also scored for the Avalanche, who had a 10-game winning streak before going on their recent skid.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Sven Baertschi scored 1:07 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Swiss forward took a feed in the extra period and ripped his 11th of the season high past Jonathan Bernier’s glove.
MONTREAL | It took one of Jonathan Drouin’s best games of the season to stop Colorado’s 10-game winning streak. Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a long run of surprising success for the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
TORONTO | Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 left and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
DENVER | The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead. Bottom line: The streak goes on. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Avalanche won their eighth straight by holding off the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night.
DENVER | The save by Jonathan Bernier that sticks out the most was the one where he simply stuck out his stick. Out of sheer desperation, no less. To thwart what looked to be a sure goal, too. It’s just another sign of how well things have been going for the Colorado Avalanche in recent weeks.