Posted March 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Colorado matched San Jose with 88 points, one behind Dallas and Phoenix for the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Avalanche will wrap up the regular season with home games against Columbus and Nashville, while Phoenix and San Jose each have four games left. Dallas has five to go, including a game Friday night at Vancouver. Mark Olver, David Jones, Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller scored to help Colorado snap a four-game winless streak. The Avalanche began their three-game trip with losses in San Jose and Vancouver. Jarome Iginla had a power-play goal for Calgary with 38 seconds left. The Flames, who have three games remaining, fall three points behind Colorado and could be mathematically eliminated Saturday night when they play in Vancouver. Gabriel Landeskog had two assists for Colorado push his points total to 51, movin...
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