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Colorado Avalanche needs to rediscover killer instinct at Rangers after sluggish OT loss

A four-game road trip throughout the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division begins for the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday when it plays at the New York Rangers on Tuesday. For the Avs (3-1-1), Tuesday’s contest is a chance to rebound from a tough overtime loss to the visiting Calgary Flames on Saturday

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Rockies podcast: Summarizing the highs and lows of the 2018 season, looking ahead to 2019

In the final On The Rox podcast of the season, Denver Post beat writers Patrick Saunders and Kyle Newman break down the Rockies’ 2018 campaign in addition to looking forward to 2019. Included is analysis of the season’s biggest disappointments and surprises, the team’s greatest need next

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NHL’s expansion era may be ending with Seattle. What’s that mean for Quebec City?

QUEBEC CITY — The peculiar exterior of Videotron Centre invited a nickname, so some started calling it “the cake” for how layers of white metal surround it like frosting. For one night only in September, it hosted an NHL game as it was always intended …

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NHL’s expansion era may be ending with Seattle. What’s that mean for Quebec City?

QUEBEC CITY — The peculiar exterior of Videotron Centre invited a nickname, so some started calling it “the cake” for how layers of white metal surround it like frosting. For one night only in September, it hosted an NHL game as it was always intended …

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NHL’s expansion era may be ending with Seattle. What’s that mean for Quebec City?

QUEBEC CITY — The peculiar exterior of Videotron Centre invited a nickname, so some started calling it “the cake” for how layers of white metal surround it like frosting. For one night only in September, it hosted an NHL game as it was always intended …

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NHL’s expansion era may be ending with Seattle. What’s that mean for Quebec City?

QUEBEC CITY — The peculiar exterior of Videotron Centre invited a nickname, so some started calling it “the cake” for how layers of white metal surround it like frosting. For one night only in September, it hosted an NHL game as it was always intended …

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Gameday: Mark Barberio in for Patrik Nemeth as Avalanche hosts the Philadelphia Flyers

The Avalanche’s depth at defense is already paying off heading into Game 2 of the season. Defenseman Mark Barberio, a healthy scratch in Thursday’s 4-1 opening-night victory over the Minnesota Wild, was scheduled to replace Patrik Nemeth on Saturday night when the Avs hosted Philadelphia. Nemeth

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Rockies vs. Brewers live blog: Real-time updates from Game 2 of the National League Division Series

The latest updates and analysis from Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Mobile users, if you can’t see the live blog, tap here.

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Rockies Insider: Looking ahead to Colorado’s first home playoff game in nearly a decade

MILWAUKEE — Rocktober returns to Coors Field this weekend for the first time since 2009, with the Rockies set to take on the Brewers on Sunday at 2:37 p.m. at Coors Field. Colorado, down 1-0 in the NLDS to Milwaukee, plays Game 2 at Miller Park on Frid…

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Rockies’ Bud Black’s first postseason victory as manager is worth celebrating

MILWAUKEE — In the cramped, crazy, champagne-drenched visitors clubhouse at Wrigley Field in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I shook Bud Black’s hand and congratulated him on his first playoff win as a big-league manager. As reliever Scott Oberg poured cold beer on Black’s head, Black grinned

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Vancouver Canucks player says team has Fortnite ban for season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the…

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NHL 2018-19 preview: Playoff projections

The defending champion Washington Capitals will start their title defense Oct. 3 against the Boston Bruins. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby headline a roster that was left largely intact this offseason, but that doesn’t mean they are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup for a second

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NHL 2018-19 preview: Playoff projections

The defending champion Washington Capitals will start their title defense Oct. 3 against the Boston Bruins. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby headline a roster that was left largely intact this offseason, but that doesn’t mean they are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup for a second

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NHL 2018-19 preview: Playoff projections

The defending champion Washington Capitals will start their title defense Oct. 3 against the Boston Bruins. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby headline a roster that was left largely intact this offseason, but that doesn’t mean they are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup for a second

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The road to Rocktober: In roller-coaster season, these nine games paved the way to return trip to playoffs

For the Rocky Mountain region, this moment has been more than a quarter-century coming amid the maturation of a franchise long tried by the challenges of finding a formula for professional baseball success at elevation. The Colorado Rockies are in the …

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Saunders: German Marquez’s fire, Kyle Freeland’s ice give Rockies best pitching duo in club history

German Marquez is a 23-year-old right-hander from San Felix, Venezuela. He throws 95 mph fastballs with wicked movement that set up his nasty curveball and a beastly slider. He’s struck out 221 batters this season, setting a franchise record. Kyle Freeland is a 25-year-old Colorado Native. The lefty

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