Daily Colorado Avalanche Cupcakes: March 22nd, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche: What you need to know. Varlamov has not allowed a third-period goal in his last eight games. [Denver Post]

Rick Zamperin: Nathan MacKinnon gets my vote for NHL’s Hart Trophy. [Global News]

This season’s NHL boasts no dominant Hart Trophy candidate. There are dominant players, but not dominant enough. Someone is going to win the Hart but it won’t quite feel decisive, or satisfying. [The Star]

The Rest of the Game

Goaltender interference calls to be decided by NHL’s situation room. [Sportsnet]

Weird stuff happens in the NHL: How to explain the Vegas Golden Knights’ unlikely rise. [National Post]

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and wife Melinda reveal son was stillborn. [CBC]

No playoffs for Blackhawks for first time since 2008. [CTV News]

Vegas coach Gerard Gallant offers no update on Marc-Andre Fleury after win. [ESPN]

‘Dimmed landscape’ for NHL players after concussions, study reports. [TSN]

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving ‘shocked’ by how far team has fallen out of NHL playoff race. [National Post]

NHL players are finishing their degrees — despite the homework and parking tickets. [Washington Post]

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