DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip.
Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts, and the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday to end a two-game skid.
"We need wins and that was a good step in the right direction," Grubauer said. "We can't hope for another team to lose for us to get in. We have to keep playing the right way. Every shift for every guy matters."