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DENVER – Jarome Iginla's second power-play goal with 32.9 seconds left lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Semyon Varlamov had 28 saves and Cody McLeod also scored for Colorado, which won four of its last five despite being eliminated from the postseason a week ago.
The Blackhawks rested captain Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith after learning they were locked into the No. 3 seed in the Central Division. Minnesota's loss to St. Louis earlier Saturday clinched a first-round matchup with Nashville. Chicago was 3-1 against the Predators, with two of those wins coming after regulation.