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Avalanche target sixth seed in Western Conference

Apr 6, 2008 - 1:48 PM
Minnesota (44-28-9) at Colorado (43-31-7) 3:00 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) - While the Minnesota Wild's postseason plans are secure, the Colorado Avalanche wouldn't mind setting up a few more meetings with them starting next week.

The Avalanche hope to continue their recent winning ways on Sunday when they host the Wild in the regular-season finale.

While Minnesota has already clinched the first Northwest Division title in its seven-year history and locked up the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, Colorado could set up a first-round playoff series with a overtime loss or win on Sunday.

A loss in regulation would net a first-round date with San Jose (49-22-10).

The Avalanche's 93 points rank seventh in the West - one behind Calgary (42-30-10), which has already finished its regular-season schedule. Because it has one more win than the Flames, Colorado needs just one point in this contest to claim the No. 6 seed.

Colorado won for the fourth time in five games with Tuesday's 4-2 victory at Vancouver. Peter Forsberg and Milan Hejduk each had a goal and an assist in the win.

Similarly, the Wild are surging at the right time, having won four straight after defeating Calgary, 3-1, on Thursday. Marian Gaborik scored two third-period goals and added an assist for Minnesota.






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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 1 1 1 0 (0) 3
    COLORADO 0 1 2 0 (2) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02
    2ND PRD: COL - PAUL STASTNY 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MILAN HEJDUK) 5:25
    MIN - KEITH CARNEY 1 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHAR

    Wild 3, Avalanche 4  Final - 2OTApr 6 5:44 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1 1 0 3
    COLORADO 0 1 2 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02
    2ND PRD: COL - PAUL STASTNY 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MILAN HEJDUK) 5:25
    MIN - KEITH CARNEY 1 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, STEP

    Apr 6 5:42 PM
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    Wild 3, Avalanche 3  OT - 3:03Apr 6 5:40 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1 1 3
    COLORADO 0 1 2 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02
    2ND PRD: COL - PAUL STASTNY 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MILAN HEJDUK) 5:25
    MIN - KEITH CARNEY 1 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, STEPHANE
    VEILLEUX) 16:32
    3R

    Apr 6 5:26 PM


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    MINNESOTA 3
    COLORADO 3
    3RD PRD: MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 31 (PETTERI NUMMELIN, PAVOL DEMITRA)
    16:39

    Wild 3, Avalanche 3  3rd - 3:21Apr 6 5:21 PM
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    MINNESOTA 2
    COLORADO 3
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) MILAN HEJDUK 29 (PETER FORSBERG, JOE SAKIC) 9:02

    Wild 2, Avalanche 3  3rd - 10:58Apr 6 5:07 PM


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    MINNESOTA 2
    COLORADO 2
    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) JOE SAKIC 13 (PETER FORSBERG, PAUL STASTNY) 5:48

    Wild 2, Avalanche 2  3rd - 14:12Apr 6 5:00 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1 2
    COLORADO 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02
    2ND PRD: COL - PAUL STASTNY 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MILAN HEJDUK) 5:25
    MIN - KEITH CARNEY 1 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, STEPHANE
    VEILLEUX) 16:32
    SHOT

    Apr 6 4:36 PM


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    MINNESOTA 2
    COLORADO 1
    2ND PRD: MIN - KEITH CARNEY 1 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, STEPHANE
    VEILLEUX) 16:32

    Wild 2, Avalanche 1  2nd - 3:28Apr 6 4:29 PM


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    MINNESOTA 1
    COLORADO 1
    2ND PRD: COL - PAUL STASTNY 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MILAN HEJDUK) 5:25

    Wild 1, Avalanche 1  2nd - 14:35Apr 6 4:09 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1
    COLORADO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PETTERI NUMMELIN, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 14 14
    COL 13 13
    GOALIES: MIN - JOSH HA

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    MINNESOTA 1
    COLORADO 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) MARK PARRISH 16 (PETTERI NUMMELIN, MIKKO KOIVU)
    17:02

    Wild 1, Avalanche 0  1st - 2:58Apr 6 3:40 PM