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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...
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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