The race for eighth
Colorado and the Wild are battling for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot. The Avalanche leads by one point.
Category Avs Wild
Games remaining 9 9
Games vs. teams in playoff spot 7 5
Home games 5 6
Road games 4 3
Colorado schedule: home vs. Philadelphia, Wild, Washington, St. Louis, Anaheim. At Nashville twice, St. Louis, Dallas.
Wild schedule: home vs. Los Angeles, Calgary, Chicago, Ottawa, San Jose, Calgary. At Colorado, Detroit, Winnipeg.