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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 »

Avalanche too Much for Struggling Kings

Colorado's best offense is a commanding defense in 4-2 win

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Kings couldn't climb back from a 3-0 first-period deficit, as the Avalanche focused on defense and surged to win 4-2. With Colorado's first two goals coming a minute apart against just-returned Jason LaBarbera, and with the Avalanche effectively protecting goalie Peter Budaj, Los Angeles never had a... More »

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