AVALANCHE 3, WILD 1: Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist, and Joe Sakic added two assists, leading Colorado past Minnesota.
Peter Budaj had 29 saves for the Avalanche. Minnesota rookie Josh Harding, starting consecutive games for the first time, made 19 saves.
OILERS 3, DUCKS 2: Oilers rookie Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal with 1:27 left in the third period, Mathieu Garon made 31 saves, and Edmonton beat Anaheim in a shootout to send the Ducks to their fourth straight loss.
Ales Hemsky also scored for Edmonton and connected in the shootout to seal the victory after Sam Gagner opened the tiebreaker with a goal.
BERGERON RELEASED: Patrice Bergeron was released from the hospital Sunday, one day after the Boston Bruins forward sustained a concussion and broke his nose when he was smashed into the boards from behind by Philadelphia's Randy Jones.
The Associated Press