Washington Capitals (7-9-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Seattle Kraken (8-5-3, second in the Pacific Division)
Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken host the Washington Capitals after the Kraken took down the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 in overtime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Burakovsky had two goals, including the winner in overtime, and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 on Tuesday night in the highest-scoring NHL game this season.
Seattle Kraken (8-5-3, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (5-10-1, eighth in the Pacific Division)
Anaheim, California; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken visit the Anaheim Ducks after Andre Burakovsky's two-goal game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's 4-2 win.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored twice and Philipp Grubauer celebrated his 31st birthday by making 20 saves in the Seattle Kraken’s 4-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the surging Seattle Kraken set a team record for goals Wednesday night, overcoming Timo Meier's hat trick in an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Playing their second NHL season, the Kraken got goals from a franchise-high seven players to win their third straight.
San Jose Sharks (6-9-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Seattle Kraken (8-5-3, third in the Pacific Division)
Seattle; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken host the San Jose Sharks after the Kraken knocked off the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken are in a situation they really never faced in their inaugural season — learning to deal with success.
Jordan Eberle scored two of Seattle’s four goals in the first period, including the first shot of the game, and the Kraken beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals 70 seconds apart in the second period, Sebastian Aho had a goal and two assists, and the Carolina Hurricanes remained unbeaten with a 5-1 win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On a night when the Anaheim Ducks got plenty of contributions from their newcomers, it was their two usual standouts who ended up delivering when it mattered most.
SEATTLE (AP) — Matty Beniers is not one to have an expansive supply of life advice to be handing out at age 20.
But there are some memories from his debut with the Seattle Kraken late last season that he shared with 18-year-old Shane Wright ahead of his first NHL game on Wednesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken’s first season ended up looking like most other NHL expansion seasons.
And still there was a significant feeling of underachievement after the team launched with the hope of contending for a playoff spot in Year 1.
DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title.
Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a one-year deal Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri will be jubilantly waving to the fans at the parade Thursday through the streets of Denver.
Possibly waving goodbye, too.
Some tough decisions loom for the Colorado Avalanche after dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The status of a couple of key players remains uncertain for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Colorado coach Jared Bednar says there’s a chance Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky could return Sunday night following a three-game absence from the best-of-seven series.
Valeri Nichushkin stood in front of a poster of Alex Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup on the eve of his first trip to the final and remembered what it was like to witness that moment.
“That was fun to watch when Ovi win it, especially when he celebrated,” he said.
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning weren't the ones who looked like the two-time defending champions in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Avalanche, playing for the first time in nine nights, raced to 2-0 and 3-1 leads in the first period by punching pucks past otherworldly goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who had allowed just 2.27 goals per game in these playoffs.
DENVER (AP) — Facing the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put the Colorado Avalanche at a sizeable experience disadvantage going into the Stanley Cup Final.
When the puck dropped, the Avalanche showed they could use their speed to offset Tampa Bay's players who have been here, done that.
Expectations for the Colorado Avalanche have not diminished since the start of the playoffs.
They were favored to win the Western Conference and reach the Stanley Cup Final, and now that they're here, oddsmakers think they have an edge over the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have won the last two finals.
DENVER (AP) — There were quite a few big names missing from the ice for Colorado's practice on Thursday: Captain Gabriel Landeskog, defensemen Devon Toews and Josh Manson, forward Andre Burakovsky.
The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out.
Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the first round against Washington.
DENVER (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen had a goal and an assist, Logan O’Connor and Andre Burakovsky also scored and the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche won their eighth straight game, 3-1 over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had three goals and two assists, Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice in a dominant first period and the Colorado Avalanche set a franchise record with their 53rd win by routing the Los Angeles Kings 9-3 on Wednesday night.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Cale Makar scored a power-play goal 2:42 into overtime to lift the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the struggling Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Andre Burakovsky and Nathan MacKinnon each had a goal and an assist, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Erik Johnson and Nathan MacKinnon also scored for the Avalanche, who have won five straight games.
DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:43 remaining, Pavel Francouz stopped 25 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 59 seconds after New York had a go-ahead goal wiped out, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Islanders 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Burakovsky has scored in three consecutive games and also added an assist for Colorado, which has won four straight.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
The Avalanche overcame a 2-1 deficit by scoring two goals 26 seconds apart early in the third period, with J.T.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog was a captain of few words in the dressing room, not needing to say much after Colorado's forgettable first period on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored the winner in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche extended the NHL's longest home winning streak in nearly four years to 13 games with a 4-3 victory over the undermanned Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
Arizona Coyotes (8-23-3, eighth in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (22-8-3, second in the Central)
Denver; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nazem Kadri leads Colorado into a matchup against Arizona.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene scored two goals, including the game-winner on a power play 3:01 into overtime, and the streaking Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Colorado Avalanche (18-8-2, fourth in the Central) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (11-17-4, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago is looking to end its four-game slide with a win against Colorado.
New York Rangers (18-6-3, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Colorado Avalanche (16-7-2, third in the Central)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -213, Rangers +173; over/under is 6.5
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky notched his first career hat trick and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Burakovsky got his three goals in a span of 12:05 from late in the second into the third for the Colorado’s fourth straight win.
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky had two goals, Darren Helm scored in his first game against his former team, and the Colorado Avalanche became the first team in 26 years to score seven goals in three straight games with a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Cale Makar had two goals and an assist, Andre Burakovsky scored two power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Seattle Kraken 7-3 on Friday night.
Darcy Kuemper had 25 saves and Nazem Kadri extended his points streak to eight games with two assists for Colorado.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland scored power-play goals for the Vancouver Canucks to snap a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Vancouver Canucks (5-6-2, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Colorado Avalanche (4-5-1, fifth in the Central)
Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -205, Canucks +170; over/under is 5.5
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets stretched their winning streak to three games on Saturday night, beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 with a three-goal third period.
It was also Columbus' second straight come-from-behind win.
Colorado Avalanche (4-4-1, sixth in the Central) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (6-3-0, fifth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets +142, Avalanche -174
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog recently caught a teammate staring at him over breakfast.
More specifically, the Colorado Avalanche captain's bent nose, which also featured a fresh-looking scratch...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl had two goals and an assist in his 500th career NHL game and Erik Karlsson scored a go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 41 seconds into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche gained ground in the race for first place in the West Division by rallying past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Monday night...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon, Andre Burakovsky, Brandon Saad and J.T. Compher scored in a four-goal second period, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Monday night to extend their league-best points streak to 15 games (13-0-2)...
It's hard to say there are no surprises on the Washington Capitals' first 23-man roster of the new season.
The Capitals claimed winger Dmitrij Jaskin off waivers from the St. Louis Blues earlier Tuesday, five hours before the deadline to pare their NHL roster to a maximum of 23 players.
TAMPA Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will likely make his return Friday in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing the last 10 games with an upper-body injury.
Burakovsky participated in the Capitals' morning skate, taking rushes alongside center Chandler Stephenson and forward Brett Connolly.
Andre Burakovsky raised his stick in frustration, motioning to slam it on the ice before stopping himself midway through the act. The Capitals forward had just gotten called for a crucial tripping penalty an unnecessary one, at that.
Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky had a solid game Friday against the Montreal Canadiens, recording 22 shot attempts in a 3-2 loss. It was a step forward for Burakovsky and coach Barry Trotz praised him for being one of the only bright spots in th loss.