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Avalanche try to keep playoff hopes alive vs. Coyotes

Mar 29, 2007 - 2:43 PM Colorado (39-30-7) at Phoenix (29-42-5) 10:00 pm EDT

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Despite being the NHL's hottest team, the Colorado Avalanche still are on the outside looking in at the Western Conference playoff race.

The Avalanche hope to continue their late postseason push Thursday when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes.

Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Vancouver marked Colorado's first regulation loss since February 25. The Avalanche are 9-1-2 since the beginning of March but still sit seven points behind Calgary (41-25-10) with just six games remaining in the regular season.

After Thursday's test against the last-place Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado finishes the season with five games against potential playoff teams, including two against Calgary.

The Avalanche have not missed the playoffs since the 1993-94 season, when they were still the Quebec Nordiques.

Captain Joe Sakic, Colorado's leading scorer, has notched seven goals and six assists in the last seven games.

The Coyotes got trounced, 6-0, at Dallas on Tueday and are just 2-9-2 in March.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 2 2 0 4
    PHOENIX 0 0 3 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 31 (TYLER ARNASON, PAUL STASTNY) 6:55
    COL - BRETT MCLEAN 15 (MILAN HEJDUK, PAUL STASTNY) 12:45
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) WOJTEK WOLSKI 21 (TYLER ARNASON, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 5:36
    COL - BRAD RICHARDSON 13

    Mar 30 12:28 AM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    PHOENIX 3
    3RD PRD: PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 9 (DANIEL CARCILLO) 17:39

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 30 12:25 AM
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    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 30 12:25 AM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    PHOENIX 2
    3RD PRD: PHO - KEVYN ADAMS 3 (MATHIAS TJARNQVIST, MIKE ZIGOMANIS) 6:08

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 30 12:01 AM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    PHOENIX 1
    3RD PRD: PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 8 (BILL THOMAS, KEITH BALLARD) 4:15

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 29 11:57 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 2 2 4
    PHOENIX 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 31 (TYLER ARNASON, PAUL STASTNY) 6:55
    COL - BRETT MCLEAN 15 (MILAN HEJDUK, PAUL STASTNY) 12:45
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) WOJTEK WOLSKI 21 (TYLER ARNASON, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 5:36
    COL - BRAD

    Mar 29 11:34 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    PHOENIX 0
    2ND PRD: COL - BRAD RICHARDSON 13 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOE SAKIC) 7:05

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 29 11:11 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 3
    PHOENIX 0
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) WOJTEK WOLSKI 21 (TYLER ARNASON, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 5:36

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 29 11:10 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 2 2
    PHOENIX 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 31 (TYLER ARNASON, PAUL STASTNY) 6:55
    COL - BRETT MCLEAN 15 (MILAN HEJDUK, PAUL STASTNY) 12:45
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COL 10 10


    Mar 29 10:42 PM


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    COLORADO 2
    PHOENIX 0
    1ST PRD: COL - BRETT MCLEAN 15 (MILAN HEJDUK, PAUL STASTNY) 12:45

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 29 10:31 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 1
    PHOENIX 0
    1ST PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 31 (TYLER ARNASON, PAUL STASTNY) 6:55

    Avalanche vs. CoyotesMar 29 10:21 PM