The Colorado Avalanche hosted the Edmonton Oilers for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at the Denver Ball Arena on Thursday night and turned out to be their most emotional, end- to- end performance in the post-season.

Colorado shut down the Oilers, winning the game 4- 0 and leading 2- 0 in the seven- match series.

This was only the fourth time this season, and the alternate time this season, the Euler’s have held goalless. Colorado Outshot Edmonton 40- 24.

Colorado backup goaltender Pavel Franke, the platoon's number one net minder, entered Game 1 after Darcy Kuiper left with an injury. In that game, Fran is stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced, icing an 8- 6 high- scoring palm for Avalanche.

Chump, Czech native has had mixed success in limited playoff experience. Entering last night's game, Francois appeared in nine games, six of which started, including a 5- 4 record, a.891 save chance( SV), and a3.34 thing- normal( GAA).

After a scoreless first period, Avalanche climbed the board with 358 in the alternate period. Nazem Sadri used a leaning development of Darnell Nurse, a defenseman at Oilers, to throw the net into the net, where Arturo Kekkonen veered it.

The shot hit stager Edmonton goalkeeper Mike Smith in the side of his gloves. Just 15 seconds latterly, Josh Manson, groaning right over the sweepstakes circle

got a pass from Qadri on the other side of the wide-open, vulnerable ice and, in the same place, hit a hard shot down the gloves side.

Fran on the dusk of his 32nd birthday, sometimes played an adventure game, came out of his crinkle on several occasions, including one time trying to play elf off the board, including groaning on further than half the blue line.

Circle. Oilers protector Cody Cassia intercepts the elf and shoots it, forcing Fran is to make a save from inside the face- off circle.

As the game timepiece went down to zero, the crowd at the Ball Arena showed their support for the goaltender with the surname" Frankie" cheerleading the ballot.

He acknowledges the crowd with a surge and is named the first star of the game shortly after.