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Red Wings Send Avs Packing

Franzen nets second hat trick of series

(Newser) - Johan Franzen outscored the Colorado Avalanche by himself. His second hat trick in three games fueled the Detroit Red Wings' 8-2 rout last night that completed a sweep of the Avalanche. Franzen needed just 10 playoff games to score 11 goals and break the Red Wings' record for most goals... More »

Red Wings Go Up 3-0 on Avs

Colorado pushed to brink of elimination

(Newser) - The usually heated Colorado-Detroit matchup has never been this one-sided, on the scoreboard or in the trainer's room. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Johan Franzen picked up his sixth goal of the series, putting the Red Wings on the cusp of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory Tuesday... More »

Franzen's Hat Trick Pulls Red Wings Past Avs

Osgood makes 19 saves as Detroit grabs a 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Johan Franzen and the Detroit Red Wings are kicking the Colorado Avalanche when they're down. Franzen scored three times to lift Detroit to a 5-1 victory today over the banged-up Avs, giving them a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal. Franzen redirected a shot early in the game, scored... More »

Red Wings Beat Avalanche, 4-3

Forward Johan Franzen scores twice for Detroit; Wings take a 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - Johan Franzen's name is not at the top of scouting reports for Detroit Red Wings' opponents. It might be now. The second-line wing from Sweden scored two goals and had an assist to help the Red Wings build a three-goal cushion, and they held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche... More »

Wolski, Stastny Strike Late, Send Avs Past Wild

Theodore sparkles as Colorado takes 3-2 series lead with 3-2 win

(Newser) - Jose Theodore and the Colorado Avalanche sat back and waited. Then Wojtek Wolski and Paul Stastny pushed the Minnesota Wild to the edge of elimination. Wojtek and Stastny scored 79 seconds apart early in the third period to give Theodore and the patient Avs a 3-2 victory and a 3-2... More »

Avs Don't Need Overtime to Beat Wild

Three-goal first period, Theodore's goaltending pave way for 5-1 win

(Newser) - No fluke finish to this one. No overtime, either. Jose Theodore stopped 24 of 25 shots and the Colorado Avalanche used a three-goal first-period to rout the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Tuesday night, tying their first-round playoff series at two games each. The first three games of the series—as... More »

Wild Top Avs in Overtime Again

Bouchard's goal allows Minnesota to regain home-ice advantage

(Newser) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard took the pass from Brian Rolston from behind the net and sent it past Jose Theodore 11:58 into overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Monday night. It was the third straight overtime game in this first-round series, with the Wild winning... More »

Sakic Wins It in Overtime for Avs

Captain scores game winner midway through first OT

(Newser) - Joe Sakic added another line to his amazing playoff resume. Sakic tipped in a shot by Ruslan Salei from the point midway through the first overtime period, his eighth career playoff goal in extra time, to send the Colorado Avalanche past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Wednesday night. The goal... More »

Avalanche Outlast Wild in Shootout

Colorado clinches 6th-seed with win

(Newser) - Wojtek Wolski and Joe Sakic scored shootout goals for Colorado as they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 today, setting up a first-round playoff matchup between the teams. Peter Forsberg had three assists and Theodore had 34 saves for the Avalanche, who clinched the No. 6 seed with the win. Josh... More »

Wild Takes Over First Place in Northeast

Forsberg lead Avalanche win, Ducks clinch playoff spot

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild bounced back from an awful loss to Edmonton Monday to beat the Oilers 3-1 last night, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for the Wild, who jumped over idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest Division. Branko Radivojevic had a goal and... More »

Oilers Take Down Avalanche

Edmonton moves within three points of Colorado for playoff spot

(Newser) - The Edmonton Oilers got exactly what they needed today with a 7-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche, reports the Associated Press, as Edmonton's 11th win in 14 games moved the Oilers within three points of the Avalanche for the final playoff spot in the West. Sam Gagner had two goals... More »

Flames Stay Ahead of Avalanche

Canucks win third straight, O'Sullivan lifts Kings in shootout

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for sixth place in the West with a 2-1 win last night , reports the Associated Press. Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy both scored power-play goals in the first period as the Flames moved within a point of Minnesota for... More »

Wild Top Avs 3-1, Take Division Lead

Minnesota alone atop Northwest

(Newser) - Three different Minnesota players scored as the Wild topped the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 and gained sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division. Minnesota has a two-point lead over second place Calgary and Colorado. The Wild sorely needed this victory against their division rival, after losing nine of their... More »

Bruins Get Critical Home Win Over Flyers

Elsewhere, Red Wings winning streak ends; Devils roll past Avs

(Newser) - Philadelphia missed a chance to grab the seventh slot in the Eastern Conference today, allowing Andrew Ferrence's first goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining in regulation and then another in overtime to lose 3-2 at Boston. Aaron Ward had the winner. The Bruins had lost six of seven,... More »

Avalanche Stays Sharp on the Road

Price, Habs shu tout Devils, Heatley's hat trick leads Senators past Bruins

(Newser) - The Colorado Avalanche got two goals from Andrew Brunette en route to 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. The win moves Colorado into a first place tie with Calgary atop the Northwest Division. Joe Sakic and rookie David Jones each had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche. Colorado... More »

Turco Blanks Avs to Seal Stars' Revenge

Ducks waste chances but still best Habs, Hawks outlast Oilers

(Newser) - Mike Modano had two assists and Brad Richards paired one with a goal to help the Stars avenge a hard Saturday loss to the Avalanche with a 3-0 domination last night. Marty Turco made 19 saves to register his 33rd career shutout, the Dallas Morning News reports. On other NHL... More »

Avalanche Make 3-1 Comeback Against Stars

Canucks drill Blues on the power play for an easy 4-2 victory

(Newser) - The Avalanche waited until the third period to start it up against Dallas, tying the score and sending in the game-winner within a three-minute stretch—then adding an insurance goal as time ran out. Peter Forsberg collected his first two assists of the season in the 3-1 victory, the Denver ... More »

Third-Period Rally Lifts Canadiens

Canucks jump on Predators early, Avalanche blank Ducks

(Newser) - The Phoenix Coyotes looked on their way to their first win over the Montreal Canadiens since 1998 last night when everything fell apart, reports the Associated Press. The Canadiens scored three third-period goals and Carey Price had 37 saves in a 4-2 win. Phoenix led 2-1 when Saku Koivu, Andrei... More »

Flames Perfect Against Blue Jackets

Predators shred Oilers on Erat's hat trick, Avs get 2-1 win off Canucks

(Newser) - Everyone was waiting for Jarome Iginla to score his franchise-record-setting 356th goal for the Flames, but that didn't happen against the Blue Jackets. Little else occurred for Calgary, as their 1-0 victory came despite being thoroughly outshot by Columbus. Miikka Kiprusoff needed 39 saves to record the shutout, the Calgary ... More »

Stars Stumble in Predators' Onslaught

Avalanche lose 2 men in big win over Kings, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals

(Newser) - Brad Richards' second game with Dallas was "a little bit of a letdown," as the Stars couldn't get anything going against Nashville. Giving up turnovers right and left and going 0-7 on the power play, the Stars lost their third of the last 16 games 3-1, the Dallas ... More »

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