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2009-04-11 18:25:57

Henrik Sedin's goal 40 seconds into overtime Saturday handed the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 win over Colorado. The Canucks claimed the Northwest Division title when regulation ended in a scoreless tie, and then posted their third straight win when a Sedin pass caromed off the skate of Colorado's Scott Hannan past Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj for the game-winner. Vancouver's Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots in his ninth shutout of the season and the 47th of his NHL career. Budaj finished with 32...

2009-04-09 23:17:36

Mike Ribeiro's shootout goal gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory Thursday over the Colorado Avalanche. Steve Begin and Fabian Brunnstrom scored in regulation for Dallas, which was knocked out of the playoff picture last weekend. Matt Climes stopped 25 shots for the Stars. Chris Stewart and John-Michael Liles scored for Colorado, which also is out of the playoffs. Avalanche goaltender Peter Budaj turned back 37 Dallas shots.

2009-04-08 02:12:07

San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored the only goal in an overtime shootout Tuesday to notch a 1-0 Sharks win over the Colorado Avalanche. Pavelski fired a wrist shot in the first San Jose attempt that ruined what had been a solid 30-save night for Colorado goalie Peter Budaj. Budaj withstood a furious San Jose power play during the overtime period in which dangerous Joe Thornton reeled off a volley of one-timers from the right circle. The win gave San Jose 117 points and the overall lead in points...

2009-03-29 22:14:31

Bobby Ryan led Anaheim to its sixth win in seven games Sunday, scoring two goals in a 4-1 Ducks victory over the slumping Colorado Avalanche. Corey Perry and Drew Miller posted the other Anaheim goals and Jonas Hiller blocked 26 shots. John-Michael Liles scored for Colorado, which has dropped seven straight games. Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj stopped 27 shots. Anaheim remained a point behind St. Louis for the eighth and last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

2009-03-25 23:24:40

Corey Perry scored twice Wednesday and Anaheim produced the game's first six goals in crushing Colorado 7-2. The Ducks took advantage of poor goaltending to win their fifth straight and their sixth out of seven. Anaheim moved into seventh place in the tightly bunched Western Conference with 80 points. Colorado, in last place in the West, has lost 12 out of 15. Peter Budaj and Andrew Raycroft took turns in goal for Colorado and neither had any success. Budaj opened the game and allowed a...

2009-03-17 22:34:52

Nick Schultz tied the game late in the third period and Marek Zidlicky scored the game-winner in Minnesota's 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado. Stephane Veilleux also scored in regulation for the Wild, who ended a four-game winless streak. Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots for Minnesota. Cody McLeod and Ryan Smyth scored for Colorado. which has lost nine of its last 12 games. Losing goalie Peter Budaj made 27 saves.

2009-03-15 01:03:36

John-Michael Liles's goal 42 seconds into overtime Saturday night boosted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Edmonton. Liles also had two assists -- both on power-play goals by Darcy Tucker and Paul Stastny -- and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for Colorado, which has won three of its last four games following a six-game losing streak. Robert Nilsson and Sheldon Souray scored for the Oilers, who lost their third straight overtime decision. Dwayne Roloson let in three goals on 30 shots for...

2009-03-12 23:25:49

Wojtek Wolski and Milan Hejduk scored the only goals of the shootout Thursday, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over Minnesota. Peter Budaj stopped the two shootout attempts he faced after having to make only 16 saves in regulation and overtime. It was the second win in three games for Colorado, which is in last place in the Western Conference. Marc-Andre Bergeron scored the only goal for Minnesota, losers of three out of four. Niklas Backstrom made 40 saves in the setback. Despite...

2009-03-11 00:32:54

The Colorado Avalanche were unable to solve Kari Lehtonen Tuesday and the 25-year-old Finn produced his 14th career shutout, a 3-0 Atlanta victory. Lehtonen was called upon to make 35 saves in the Thrasher's fifth win in their last seven games. After nearly two periods of scoreless action, rookie defenseman Zach Bogosian got the game-winner with 2:28 remaining in the second and Todd White made it 2-0 before the period ended. Rich Peverley added an empty-net tally late in the third period....

2009-02-28 20:56:44

Ryan Callahan, Nikolai Zherdev, Petr Prucha and Scott Gomez scored first-period goals Saturday night and the New York Rangers went on to beat Colorado 6-1. Callahan scored his 14th goal this season just 28 seconds into the game and Zherdev scored about 40 seconds later. Prucha and Gomez scored late in the period about two minutes apart. Chris Drury and Markus Naslund also scored, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23-of-24 shots in the Rangers' first win under new coach John Tortorella. The...


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