NHL Hockey

Colorado Avalanche (25-16-3)


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@ Dal 
W 4-1
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vs. Anh 
W 3-1
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vs. SJ 
W 5-3
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vs. NYR 
12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST0:00 UAE (+1)15:00 ETNaN:� BRT
@ Tor 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT

Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3

DENVER (AP) 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.

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Leaders
Points: N. MacKinnon57
Plus/Minus: P. Nemeth14
Shots on Goal: N. MacKinnon148
PIM: E. Johnson52
Win: S. Varlamov13
Shutouts: J. Bernier2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 146 (5)
Shots: 1315 (30)
PP%: 21.0% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 440 (10)
Assists: 255 (4)
SH Goals: 5 (8)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Nashville 27 11 6 60
Winnipeg 26 13 7 59
St. Louis 28 17 3 59
Dallas 26 17 4 56
Colorado 25 16 3 53
Minnesota 24 17 5 53
Chicago 22 17 6 50
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 128 (18)
Shots Against: 1432 (18)
PK%: 85.2% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 456 (4)
Shutouts: 3 (11)
Sv%: 0.911 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/17 T. Jost Leg (day-to-day)
1/3 S. Varlamov Lower-body injury (IR)
1/2 S. Andrighetto Leg (IR)
12/24 T. Barrie Fractured right hand (IR)
11/17 V. Kamenev Arm (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/16 D. Toninato Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
1/11 A. Greer Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
1/11 A. Hammond Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
1/11 D. Warsofsky Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
1/7 A. Mironov Sent to minors San Antonio-AHL
1/7 A. Hammond Sent to minors San Antonio-AHL
1/7 A. Greer Sent to minors San Antonio-AHL
1/3 A. Hammond Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
1/1 A. Greer Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
12/29 A. Mironov Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
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