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NHL results and news, April 5

Semyon Varlamov tied the franchise single-season record for goalie wins held by Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and Paul Stastny had another big game in his hometown in a penalty-filled 4-0 victory over the host St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Stastny had a goal and two assists and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which has won six in a row and has 106 points, third-most in franchise history. Roy became the fifth coach in NHL history to win 50 games in his first season, the first since San Joses Todd McLellan won 53 games in 2008-09.
Varlamov made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and NHL-leading 40th win, matching Roys total in 2000-01.
The Blues lead over the Ducks for first place in the West remains three points. Canucks 2, Kings 1:
Brad Richardsons goal with 1:23 remaining gave host Vancouver the victory.Bruins 5, Flyers 2:
Johnny Boychuk scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:06 left in the third period, Milan Lucic had two goals and host Boston clinched the Eastern Conferences best record.Capitals 4, Islanders 3:
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal in the shootout to move visiting Washington two points behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.Stars 5, Lightning 2:
Jamie Benn had two goals and an assist to lead visiting Dallas.Wild 4, Penguins 0:
Cody McCormick had a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced for host Minnesota, which maintained a five-point cushion over Dallas for the seventh playoff spot in the West.Devils 3, Hurricanes 1:
Dainus Zubrus scored two goals to help visiting New Jersey extend its point streak to seven games, giving its playoff chances a significant boost.Senators 3, Rangers 2:
Robin Lehner made 41 saves and held off a furious late push by host New York to keep the Rangers from clinching an Eastern Conference playoff berth.Jets 4, Maple Leafs 2:
Tobias Enstrom scored the tie-breaking goal late in the second period for visiting Winnipeg. ... Toronto has just three games remaining and trails Columbus by one point for the Eastern Conferences last playoff spot.Canadiens 5, Red Wings 3:
Brian Gionta scored his second goal late in the third period for host Montreal, which is 10-2-0 in its past 12 games.

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Time: 7:16  |  News Code: 395911  |  Site: San Francisco Chronicle
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