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The St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche yesterday 1-0 to take the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference (viaÂ The Associated Press). It was the end of a dismal season for the Avs, a team that is now far from its Stanley Cup-holding days. The Avalanche’s record for the season is 32-45-5, and the team finished last in conference for the first time since moving to Denver in 1995.
Captain Joe Sakic did not play any of the team’s final games, as he had hoped, making just 15 games all season, out with injuries. After yesterday’s game, he declined to speak about retirement but is being watched for an announcement as to whether he’ll try to play a 21st season, according to The Denver Post.