Blazers Go Up 2-1 Over Denver After 140-137 Win In 4 OTsRodney Hood came off the bench to hit the key 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left and Portland beat the Denver in four overtimes.
Sharks Top Avalanche To Close Regular SeasonEvander Kane scored to make San Jose the first team in 10 years with at least four 30-goal scorers and the Sharks wrapped up the second-best record in the Western Conference by beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.
Nuggets Clinch Northwest With 119-110 Win Over Trail BlazersThe Nuggets are assured of at least the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and can clinch the second seed with two more wins.
OT Goal Lifts Blackhawks Over Avalanche 2-1Defenseman Duncan Keith took a feed from Brandon Saad, bulled his way down left wing, shrugged off a check from Nathan MacKinnon and beat goaltender Philipp Grubauer between the legs to snap the Blackhawks' three-game losing streak.
Pacers Blow Out Nuggets 124-88Indiana led 62-46 at halftime, and Denver never got closer than 11 points in the second half.
Last Time Nuggets Best In Conference This Late In Season? 42 Years AgoLast night, the Golden State Warriors lost to the Dallas Mavericks. With that defeat, the Nuggets claimed sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
Avs Beat Blackhawks 4-2 In Chicago, Host TodayColin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win.
Nuggets Beat Knicks For 6th Straight Win, Share Of 1st In WestA year after missing out on the playoffs by just one game, Denver moved into a tie with the Golden State Warriors for first place in the Western Conference with 11 games remaining for each team.
MacKinnon, Grubauer Lead Avs To 3-0 Win Over SabresNathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Philipp Grubauer stopped 18 shots for his second shutout of the season and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday.
Warriors Hand Nuggets Fourth Loss In Last Five GamesThe Golden State Warriors bounced back from their worst loss of the season to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-105 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Pelicans Beat Nuggets 120-112 It was the biggest blown lead of the season for the Nuggets, who have lost consecutive home games for the first time since early November.
Grubauer Gets 1st Shutout Of Season As Avs Blank Predators 5-0Goalie Philipp Grubauer came through with 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping Colorado beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
Blues Top Avs 3-0 For 9th Straight WinThe Avalanche have lost six in a row at home.
Islanders Rally For OT Win Over AvalancheColorado's last two losses have both come in overtime, also losing 4-3 at Washington two days earlier.
Budenholzer, Malone Finding Their Way To The All-Star GameDenver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs last year, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season. As such, few may have seen this coming.