The Avalanche earned a point for the 17th straight home game (14-0-2-1), extending a team record, and won their ninth consecutive divisional crown, snapping a tie with the Montreal Canadiens, who had won eight consecutive divisional titles from 1974-75 through 1981-82.
Hejduk became the fourth player -- eighth overall -- in team history to reach 50 goals. He scored with 5:38 left in the game, knocking in a rebound after Forsberg kicked a pass to Alex Tanguay.
Hejduk kept Colorado's hopes for a ninth title alive Friday night against Anaheim with a goal with 10 seconds left in overtime of a 4-3 victory. He added two assists against the Blues, including one on Forsberg's empty-net goal with 55 seconds left.
St. Louis already had fifth place in the Western Conference locked up and rested several of its top players.
St. Louis cut the lead to 3-1 with 8:17 left in the second
period when Eric Boguniecki beat Patrick Roy from between the
circles for his 22nd goal.
Rookie Eric Sejna made it 3-2 with 12 seconds left by lifting a
rebound over Roy on a power play in his first NHL game.
Sejna, the NCAA's leading scorer this season with nearby
Colorado College, signed with the Blues early Sunday.
Roy is unbeaten in 26 of his past 30 starts after stopping 25
shots. He has allowed two goals or fewer in 24 of those games.
St. Louis ended the season on a five-game winless streak
Sakic opened the scoring 8:19 in, ending a nine-game scoring
drought by lifting a rebound over goalie Brent Johnson's stick.
Foote added his 11th goal just 2:03 later on a power play,
scoring from near the blue line on a shot Johnson couldn't see
Morris made it 3-0 with 3:15 left, one-timing a pass from Peter
Forsberg over Johnson's right shoulder for his 11th goal.
Colorado LW Bates Battaglia became the first Colorado
player to play 83 games in an 82-game season. He played 70 games
with Carolina before being traded to Colorado on March 11. ...
Sejna is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to college
hockey's top player. He had 36 goals, including eight game-winners,
and 82 points with Colorado College this season. ... Colorado D
Martin Skoula sat out with a bruised shoulder. ... Colorado tied a
team record with 52 goals by its defenseman this season. The
Avalanche also did it in 1999-00.
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Arena: Pepsi Center Location: Denver, Colorado
Referees: Kerry Fraser, Rob Martell Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Mark Wheler
Attendance: 18,007 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Joe Sakic (24)
Assists: Derek Morris, Bates Battaglia
Adam Foote (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Steve Reinprecht, Bates Battaglia
Derek Morris (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Peter Forsberg, Milan Hejduk
Eric Boguniecki (21)
Assists: Alexander Khavanov, Chris Pronger
Goal scored by PETER SEJNA assisted by Keith Tkachuk and Pavol Demitra
Milan Hejduk (50)
Assists: Peter Forsberg, Alex Tanguay
Peter Forsberg (29)
(Empty Net) Assists: Milan Hejduk, Derek Morris