NHL Hockey

Colorado Avalanche (0-0)

Sun. 9/25 Sun. 9/25 Tue. 9/27 Wed. 9/28 Mon. 10/3
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W 3-1
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L 2-5
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Parade and parties over, Avs focus on Stanley Cup defense

DENVER (AP) Erik Johnson just didn't have enough hours in the day for all of the plans he had for his new companion, the Stanley Cup.

The veteran Colorado defenseman made the rounds the best he could this month as he celebrated the Avalanche's first title since 2001. For starters, there were the brunch-time cocktails ( Bloody Mary's featuring celery sticks and donut pieces ) out of the Cup, followed by taking the trophy for a Slip 'N Slide ride in the backyard. He showed it off to Colorado fans (the Cup got to hang out of a sunroof) before visiting an animal clinic. Then, he jetted off to California to display it at the Del Mar Racetrack, where it even got to meet the NBA championship trophy.

"By the time I got to my party ... I looked and it was 11 (p.m.), and had an hour left with the Cup," Johnson cracked on the eve of training camp. "I just want to do it again."

Points: M. Rantanen92
Plus/Minus: D. Toews52
Shots on Goal: N. MacKinnon299
PIM: K. MacDermid89
Win: D. Kuemper37
Shutouts: D. Kuemper5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 308 (4)
Shots: 2874 (4)
PP%: 24.0% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 742 (12)
Assists: 531 (4)
SH Goals: 6 (18)
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Chicago 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0
Dallas 0 0 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0
Nashville 0 0 0 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 232 (23)
Shots Against: 2625 (14)
PK%: 79.7% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 856 (5)
Shutouts: 7 (5)
Sv%: 0.912 (6)
Date Player Status
9/22 G. Landeskog Lower-body injury (IR)
Date Player Transactions
9/28 A. Galchenyuk Released
9/20 N. MacKinnon Contract extended Eight-year contract extension
9/20 A. Galchenyuk Invited to Training Camp
9/20 J. Scott Invited to Training Camp
9/20 D. Smith Invited to Training Camp
9/20 B. Tardif Invited to Training Camp
9/20 R. Wagner Invited to Training Camp
9/20 R. Hamilton Invited to Training Camp
9/20 M. Vande Sompel Invited to Training Camp
9/12 E. Rodrigues Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
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