Found April 20, 2014 on Talk Hockey:
Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny missed an empty net on a breakaway tonight. He did score seconds after though to solidify a Colorado win and 2-0 series lead. The final score for the game was 4-2. Along with his empty net goal, Stastny also had three assists for a great four point night. The series will head to Minnesota Monday night for the third installment of the quarter-final match-up. Related:Sights & Sounds: Stastny's OT winner

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