Semyon Varlamov makes a Save in Washington, DC
Washington Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) of Russia makes a save on power play shot by Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (9) of Finland in the 1st period at the Verizon Center in Washington on November 13, 2009. UPI/ Mark Goldman
Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves Saturday, propelling the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over Colorado and their first playoff berth in five years.
Matt Duchene and P.A. Parenteau scored in the first two rounds of the shootout Friday to give the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 victory over Phoenix.
Justin Schultz put Edmonton in front for good late in the first period Friday and the Oilers went on to end a six-game skid by downing Colorado 4-1.
Mike Smith racked up his fifth shutout of the season and the Phoenix Coyotes kept their playoff hopes alive Saturday with a 4-0 whitewash of Colorado.
Jimmy Howard finished with 22 saves and Johan Franzen sparked Detroit's offense with a pair of assists Monday in the Red Wings' 3-2 win over Colorado.
Tyson Barrie batted home a rebound just 50 seconds into overtime Saturday, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to their first win in five games, 1-0 over Nashville.
Daniel Sedin scored Vancouver's go-ahead goal with 8:28 to go in the third period Thursday, propelling the Canucks to a 4-1 win over Colorado.
Mike Cammalleri scored twice in the second period to give Calgary a two-goal lead Wednesday and the Flames held on to defeat Colorado 4-3.
Derek Roy scored the first of four straight Dallas goals and added an assist Saturday in the Stars' 5-2 spanking of Colorado.
Chuck Kobasew gave Colorado its only lead with 3:29 left in regulation Wednesday, scoring on a backhander to give the Avalanche a 4-3 win over Dallas.