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  1. Cooke: I didn’t intend to collide knee-on-knee with Barrie

    Apr 24, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Cooke

    “Since March 20, 2011, I’ve been a changed player. I’ve approached the game differently. I think differently about the game.”

  2. Get your game notes: Avalanche at Wild

    Apr 24, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 21: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck as teammate Zach Parise #11 looks on along with Semyon Varlamov #1 and Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 1-0 in overtime.

    Mikael Granlund became only the fifth NHL player in the last 75 years to score his first career playoff goal in a 1-0 overtime game.

  3. MacKinnon: Avs ‘shut ourselves down’ in Game 3, not Wild

    Apr 24, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche in action against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 4, 2014 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Avalanche 5-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    “They played hard, but for us it was more what we weren’t doing than what they were doing.”

  4. PHT Morning Skate: Sharks go for the sweep

    Apr 24, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

    Elsewhere, Detroit will play Boston and Colorado will face the Wild.

  5. NHL suspends Matt Cooke for seven games

    Apr 23, 2014, 9:11 PM EDT

    Cooke

    He was punished for a knee-on-knee hit to Colorado’s Tyson Barrie.

  6. Niederreiter to replace Cooke on Wild’s shutdown line

    Apr 23, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v Minnesota Wild - Game Three

    There he is with Patrick Bordeleau’s glove in his face.

  7. Not for nothing, but the Avs haven’t scored on Kuemper yet

    Apr 23, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

    Darcy Kuemper

    All the goals came against Ilya Bryzgalov, which is worth mentioning.

  8. Torres says people are treating Cooke like a ‘serial killer’

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Two

    At least there wasn’t a school bus involved with this comparison.

  9. Video: Yeo asked if Cooke told to ‘target’ Avs, does not like question

    Apr 22, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

    Yeo

    “If you think that I’m saying, ‘Go take him out,’ no, you’re wrong.”

  10. Minnesota didn’t ‘drift’ from the plan, got rewarded with ‘huge win’

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

    Mikael Granlund, Erik Johnson, Semyon Varlamov

    All of a sudden the Avs are facing some adversity.

  11. Parise: It was awesome to see Granlund score like that

    Apr 21, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

    ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 21: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck as teammate Zach Parise #11 looks on along with Semyon Varlamov #1 and Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 1-0 in overtime.

    The 22-year-old forward won Game 3 for Minnesota in overtime.

  12. Avs’ Barrie out 4-6 weeks after Cooke’s knee-on-knee hit

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    Cooke

    That will likely be a factor when determining the Wild forward’s punishment.

  13. Avalanche’s Varlamov stops 45 shots, but Wild win in OT

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v Minnesota Wild - Game Three

    Mikael Granlund helps Minnesota avoid a 3-0 deficit.

  14. Video: Matt Cooke injures Barrie with knee-on-knee hit

    Apr 21, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

    COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 1: Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 1, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

    He only got a minor penalty on the play, but the NHL might decide to fine or suspend him.

  15. Wild hoping last change can help turn the tide versus Avs

    Apr 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Paul Stastny

    Paul Stastny, Nathan MacKinnon, and Gabriel Landeskog have scored seven of the Avs’ nine goals.

  16. PHT Morning Skate: Blues, Avs, Ducks look to go up 3-0

    Apr 21, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT

    Matt Calvert

    Columbus and Dallas host playoff games for first time in years.

  17. Wild focus on handling Avs’ speed

    Apr 20, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Two

    “You can’t defend on your heels,” Ryan Suter said.

  18. MacKinnon, Avs shine against Wild, take 2-0 series lead

    Apr 20, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Two

    Colorado overcomes some strange officiating late in Game 2.

  19. Red-hot Avs chase Bryzgalov in second period

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game One

    Colorado might want to keep Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon together.

  20. PHT Morning Skate: Bouncing back from comebacks Game 2 theme

    Apr 19, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Jonathan Toews, Ryan Miller, Jay Bouwmeester

    Holding a lead is hard to do in the playoffs.

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