2013–14 Colorado Avalanche season

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2013–14 Colorado Avalanche
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 2nd Western
2013–14 record 52–22–8 (112 pts)
Home record 26–11–4
Road record 26–11–4
Goals for 250
Goals against 219
Team information
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Patrick Roy
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Paul Stastny
Cody McLeod
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 16,295 (92.1%)
Total: 668,133
Minor league affiliations Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Denver Cutthroats (CHL)
Team leaders
Goals Ryan O'Reilly (27)
Assists Matt Duchene (47)
Points Matt Duchene (70)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (122)
Plus/minus (+) Gabriel Landeskog (+21)
(–) Marc-Andre Cliche (−11)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (41)
Goals against average Semyon Varlamov (2.41)
<2012–13

The 2013–14 Colorado Avalanche season is the 35th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 19th season since the franchise relocated to Colorado to start the 1995–96 NHL season.

Off-season[edit]

On May 23, 2013, the Avalanche named former goalie Patrick Roy as their new head coach and vice president of hockey operations.[2]

Regular season[edit]

On October 30, 2013, goaltender Semyon Varlamov turned himself into Denver police on charges of kidnapping and assault.[3][4] The charges were later dismissed.[5]

Four players were chosen to represent their country at the 2014 Winter Olympics: Matt Duchene (Canada), Gabriel Landeskog (Sweden), Paul Stastny (United States), and Semyon Varlamov (Russia).[6]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y - Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
4 Minnesota Wild 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
5 Dallas Stars 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
6 Nashville Predators 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
7 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84


Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)[8]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
Top 3 (Pacific Division)[8]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 116
2 San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 111
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 100
Wild Card Teams[8]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Minnesota Wild CE 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
2 Dallas Stars CE 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
3 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 89
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
5 Winnipeg Jets CE 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84
6 Vancouver Canucks PA 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 83
7 Calgary Flames PA 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 77
8 Edmonton Oilers PA 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 67

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z – Clinched Conference

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Central Division Semifinal vs. (WC) Minnesota Wild: Colorado leads series 2–1
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 17 Minnesota 4–5 Colorado OT Varlamov 18,074 1–0 Recap
2 April 19 Minnesota 2–4 Colorado Varlamov 18,402 2–0 Recap
3 April 21 Colorado 0–1 Minnesota OT Varlamov 19,221 2–1 Recap
4 April 24 Colorado Minnesota
5 April 26 Minnesota Colorado
6 April 28 Colorado Minnesota
7 April 30 Minnesota Colorado

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Updated as of April 22, 2014[9]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 63 60 3640 41 14 6 146 2.41 2013 .927 2 0 3 2
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 22 19 1212 11 6 1 53 2.62 608 .913 2 0 0 4
Berra, RetoReto Berra 2 2 72 0 1 1 7 5.83 32 .781 0 0 0 0
Aittokallio, SamiSami Aittokallio 1 1 40 0 1 0 3 4.50 18 .833 0 0 0 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 3 3 190 2 1 7 2.21 111 .937 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Avalanche. Stats reflect time with the Avalanche only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Roster[edit]

Updated April 22, 2014.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Canada Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie Injured Reserve D R 22 2009 Victoria, British Columbia
61 Canada Benoit, AndreAndre Benoit D L 30 2013 St. Albert, Ontario
20 Switzerland Berra, RetoReto Berra G L 27 2014 Bülach, Switzerland
58 Canada Bordeleau, PatrickPatrick Bordeleau LW L 28 2011 Montreal, Quebec
28 United States Carey, PaulPaul Carey C L 25 2007 Boston, Massachusetts
24 Canada Cliche, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Cliche C R 27 2013 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
9 Canada Duchene, MattMatt Duchene Injured Reserve C L 23 2009 Haliburton, Ontario
46 Canada Elliott, StefanStefan Elliott D R 23 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia
35 Canada Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G L 36 2011 Montreal, Quebec
5 United States Guenin, NateNate Guenin D R 31 2013 Sewickley, Pennsylvania
8 Czech Republic Hejda, JanJan Hejda D L 35 2011 Prague, Czechoslovakia
38 Canada Hishon, JoeyJoey Hishon C L 22 2010 Stratford, Ontario
2 Canada Holden, NickNick Holden D L 26 2013 St. Albert, Alberta
6 United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson D R 26 2011 Bloomington, Minnesota
92 Sweden Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog (C) LW L 21 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
29 Canada MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon C R 18 2013 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
42 Canada Malone, BradBrad Malone C L 24 2007 Miramichi, New Brunswick
11 Canada McGinn, JamieJamie McGinn LW L 25 2012 Fergus, Ontario
55 Canada McLeod, CodyCody McLeod (A) LW L 29 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
7 Canada Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell Injured Reserve C L 29 2012 Oakville, Ontario
90 Canada O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly LW L 23 2009 Clinton, Ontario
15 Canada Parenteau, P. A.P. A. Parenteau RW R 31 2012 Hull, Quebec
16 Canada Sarich, CoryCory Sarich Injured Reserve D R 35 2013 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
26 United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny (A) C L 28 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
25 Canada Talbot, MaximeMaxime Talbot C L 30 2013 LeMoyne, Quebec
40 Canada Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay Injured Reserve RW L 34 2013 Sainte-Justine, Quebec
1 Russia Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov G L 25 2011 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union
44 Canada Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson D L 27 2009 Windsor, Ontario


Transactions[edit]

The following transactions took place during the 2013–14 NHL season.