The Colorado Avalanche can't catch the Dallas Stars for the NHL's Western Conference championship. They're in good shape in the Northwest Division, though.

With goaltender Patrick Roy reaching a milestone, the Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-2 Sunday. Combined with Calgary's 5-1 loss at Anaheim, the Avalanche clinched the Northwest title.Roy moved past Jacques Plante for the NHL career lead in victories with his 506th, counting regular season and playoffs. At the same time, Roy tied Glenn Hall for fourth place on the regular-season victories list with his 407th. Only Terry Sawchuk (447), Plante (434) and Tony Esposito (423) have more regular-season wins than Plante and Roy (407-240-94).

Roy made 26 saves and Theo Fleury had three goals and an assist to lead the Avalanche.

STARS 3, PREDATORS 0: Roman Turek made 21 saves as the Stars beat the visiting Predators and clinched their second straight conference title.

The victory gave the Stars 104 points through 73 games, which second-place Colorado couldn't match even if the Avalanche win all of their remaining games. With nine games left, Dallas also remains on pace for the best season in franchise history. The Stars totaled 109 points last season in winning the Presidents' Trophy.

RED WINGS 3, FLYERS 2 (OT): Recently acquired Wendel Clark scored 2:26 into overtime, lifting the Red Wings over the visiting Flyers.

LIGHTNING 3, HURRICANES 3: Alexandre Daigle scored with 11:42 left as Tampa Bay rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Carolina.

SABRES 4, PENGUINS 3 (OT): At Buffalo, Dixon Ward scored the fourth overtime goal of his career after Sabres rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period.

OILERS 5, SHARKS 2: Bill Guerin scored twice in the third period to reach a career high of 30 goals as the host Oilers beat the Sharks.

BLACKHAWKS 3, BLUES 1: Tony Amonte scored three goals, including his 40th, to power the visiting Blackhawks over the Blues.

DEVILS 2, PANTHERS 2: Mark Parrish scored his second goal of the game with 2:07 remaining as the Panthers tied the Devils.

MIGHTY DUCKS 5, FLAMES 1: Paul Kariya scored twice and Teemu Selanne continued his assault on the 50-goal mark to lead the Mighty Ducks over the visiting Flames.