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Colorado Avalanche lose third-period lead, then Game 5 in overtime to put season on brink

DENVER -- After coughing up a 2-0 third-period lead at home, the Colorado Avalanche are on the brink of elimination. Vegas captain Mark Stone scored 10 seconds into overtime of Game 5 on Tuesday, and the Golden Knights earned a 3-2 victory to take a 3-2 series lead. The Golden Knights can clinch the series with a Game 6 win at home on Thursday.
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Cale Makar announced as finalist for NHL's Norris Trophy

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has been named a finalist for the National Hockey League's (NHL) James Norris Memorial Trophy. The Norris Trophy is awarded "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position," according to the NHL. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.
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Avs Game 5 Grades: Pain.

Brandon Saad (B) – Brandon Saad continues to lead the charge for the Avalanche. That’s exactly what he was brought to Denver for. He’s that veteran presence that is a requisite of the NHL playoffs. He scores his seventh goal of the playoffs tonight, and now has six goals in his last seven games. He was also credited with two giveaways though.
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Wednesday’s FTB: Avalanche collapse, Lightning advance

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the second team to advance to the third round, after dispatching the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 in Game 5 of their Central Division series last night. I was writing an article about what the Lightning have that the Leafs don’t but it turned into its own feature that will come out soon. Back to the Lightning, after getting swept in shocking fashion by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Lightning have won six straight playoff series and might face the New York Islanders for the second time in the Conference Finals. Sadly, Dallas won’t be able to make it a repeat of last year.
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Golden Knights stun Avalanche in OT to take series lead

DENVER — Less than a minute went by before the fans at Ball Arena went from screaming in excitement to sighing in despair. Mark Stone scored on a breakaway goal just 50 seconds into overtime as Vegas stunned Colorado in Game 5 on Tuesday night. The victory gives the Golden Knights a crucial 3-2 lead over the Avalanche in their second-round playoff series.
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Avalanche Aims to Fully Use Game 5 Advantages

Colorado looking to create more offense against a tight Vegas defense. Historically in the NHL, the winner of Game 5 when a best-of-seven set is tied at 2-2 goes on to win the series 78.8 percent of the time. Knowing that and with home-ice advantage, the Colorado Avalanche has a...
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Struggling Avalanche won’t lose series unless it loses to Vegas at home

The Avalanche hasn’t blown it … yet. Despite being outshot 119-63 and losing Games 3 and 4 handily, the Avs still have a key advantage in what has come down to a mini-series. A team with home-ice advantage in a seven-game series isn’t truly in trouble until it loses on...
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Avalanche ready to “fight extra hard” to get momentum back from Vegas

Its top unit is slumping, its defensemen are under siege from a relentless opponent and its entire roster is struggling to win battles. What can the Avalanche hang its collective hat on entering Tuesday’s critical Game 5 playoff game against Vegas?. Its arena. Its ice. Its last change. And its...
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Nazem Kadri suspension appeal denied, will sit two more Avalanche games vs. Knights

Nazem Kadri will serve the entirety of his eight-game Avalanche playoff suspension after an independent arbitrator denied his appeal, the NHL announced Tuesday. Kadri can return no earlier than a potential Game 7 on Saturday in Denver against the Vegas Golden Knights. “It’s frustrating not to have him,” coach Jared...
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Avalanche top line being outshined by Vegas’ second line

To sum up the offensive struggles of the Avalanche top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen in the past three games: They’re being outshined by the Vegas Golden Knights’ second line. MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen: Combined two goals and two assists (four points). Reilly Smith, William Karlsson...
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Avalanche’s Cale Makar named Norris Trophy finalist

The Avalanche’s Cale Makar was one of three finalists named Wednesday for the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s top defenseman. The ballots were submitted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season and Makar is joined by the New York Rangers’ Adam Fox and Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman.
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Vegas rides giant wave to defeat Avalanche in Game 4 and tie series 2-2

LAS VEGAS — The band Surfaris had a hit single in 1963 called Wipe Out. It was played during the second intermission here Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena, a fitting choice under the circumstances. The Avalanche was getting wiped out by the Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights held just a...
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Avalanche-Knights Game 4 Quick Hits: Top line struggles for third consecutive game

The struggles continue in even-strength situations for the Avalanche top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabe Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen. How can a trio this talented be so invisible and play so much in their zone? Credit Vegas’ top line, centered by Chandler Stephenson, for bottling up the Avs’ top unit and not giving them any open ice or extra time in 5-on-5. Avs coach Jared Bednar said in the St. Louis series he doesn’t think his top line needs to hide from any matchup. Time to scratch that theory. It won’t matter in Game 5 on home ice (Avs have final change), but through double-shifting MacKinnon-Landeskog-Rantanen, Bednar needs to keep them away from the Stephenson line when the series moves back to Vegas for Game 6.
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Chambers: Jared Bednar sounded an alarm the Avalanche needed to hear

LAS VEGAS — Avalanche left wing and team captain Gabe Landeskog can handle the now-public criticism from his coach. Ditto for star center and alternate captain Nathan MacKinnon and other key players and leaders of this team. What Jared Bednar said about his players — particularly his top guys —...
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Kiszla: Avalanche reeling against Vegas. If Jared Bednar can’t find answer, maybe he’s the wrong coach.

LAS VEGAS — So how’s trashing the Avalanche working out for you, Jared Bednar?. Not to suggest he doesn’t have a clue, but Bednar might want to buy a vowel. Instead of throwing his team under the bus, maybe he should get his brain in gear, because Colorado could certainly use something that resembles a coach who knows how to respond to adversity under the pressure of the NHL playoffs.
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Deen’s List: Avalanche return to Ball Arena tied 2-2 after another underwhelming showing in Vegas

We didn’t really expect this to be easy, did we?. The Avalanche were feeling good Friday morning. They had a 2-0 series lead (6-0 in the playoffs) against a team that has suddenly developed a reputation for being unable to score when it matters. But that’s all been washed away, after suffering consecutive defeats to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena.
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