Twice in the first five games, the Minnesota Wild have been less than 75 seconds away from a victory on the road that has been so rare in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this year.
Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.
Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly, New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy.
Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.
The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday morning that leading scorer Matt Duchene will be out for “roughly 4 weeks.”
The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene, who injured his left knee.
The Colorado Avalanche are back in the postseason.
Not once this season has Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly cross-checked an opponent. He hasn’t interfered, high-sticked, hooked, tripped, elbowed, boarded, roughed, charged, speared or slashed anyone, either.
Blake Wheeler scored in overtime on a shot through the crowd to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
Thomas Vanek had a hat trick to lift Montreal to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche in former Canadiens great Patrick Roy’s first game at the Bell Centre as an NHL head coach.