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April 20, 2008 02:14 PM

Avs Eliminate Wild From Playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the Western Conference finals by knocking off the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in game six. 

Jose (JOH'-zay) Theodore blanked the Wild after Ryan Smyth (smith) gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead with 7:40 left in the second period. Theodore made nine of his 34 saves in the third period, including several tough stops from close range. 

The Avs struck first when Ben Guite (GEE'-tay) notched a short-handed goal at 8:02 of the first period. Theodore shut the door after Aaron Voros beat him 36 seconds into the middle period. 

Colorado won the last three games of the series after the Wild grabbed back-to-back overtime wins in games two and three.
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