DENVER — Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his final 5 begins, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Devils, Three-Zero, on Sunday.
Tyson Barrie scored twice as Colorado (31-29-12) stayed within the combine for a second straight playoff look. Nathan MacKinnon scored his 37th purpose and likewise had an help to achieve the 90-point mark for the second consecutive season.
Cory Schneider stopped 31 pictures for the Devils, who have been eradicated from playoff rivalry Friday night time regardless of successful at Vancouver. They’d simply 5 pictures every within the first and third durations.
The Devils had received two in a row; they haven’t received three straight video games since Dec. 27 to 31.
The Avalanche path Arizona by 4 factors for the second wild card within the Western Convention with 10 video games to go. Colorado performs Minnesota and Dallas, two groups forward of them the wild-card standings, on the highway within the subsequent three days, after which hosts the Coyotes on March 29.
There are 5 groups which can be six factors aside within the race for the West wild-card slots.
Grubauer has recorded every of his three shutouts this season since Feb. 23. He has 9 in his profession.
Barrie gave the Avalanche a 1-Zero lead with a wrist shot at 2 minutes 22 seconds of the second interval. He obtained one other purpose at 11:05 when he despatched the puck to the entrance of the online and it bounced off two Devils gamers and by Schneider.
Barrie now has 70 profession targets, second most amongst defensemen in Avalanche historical past. His final two-goal sport got here on Dec. 18, 2017, in opposition to Pittsburgh.
Schneider got here off for an additional skater with a bit greater than two minutes left, however MacKinnon scored into the empty internet at 18:26. He’s the second Avalanche participant to have consecutive 90-point seasons, matching Peter Forsberg (1997-98 and 1998-99).