DENVER (AP) – The Denver Broncos are headed to the playoffs with last night’s 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver can earn the top seed in the AFC with a win over San Diego and a loss by New England at Miami next weekend.

DENVER (AP) – Last night’s contest in Denver ties for the third-coldest home game in Broncos history. The temperature at kickoff Monday night was 16 degrees. The chilliest contest in Denver was 9 degrees on Dec 10, 1972, when the Broncos played San Diego. Fans dressed in plenty of layers, with many wrapped tightly in blankets.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon scored twice on power plays and added an empty-net goal, Carl Soderberg and Blake Comeau also scored on power plays and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Sharks 6-3 on Monday night to end a 13-game losing streak in San Jose. Matt Duchene also scored, and the Avalanche won their fourth straight on the road to improve to 6-1-1 over their last eight games. Patrick Marleau, Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks. San Jose owns the worst home record in the league at 4-10 and has lost four straight at home and seven of eight. Colorado’s Calvin Pickard stopped 35 shots for his first decision of the season and his first win in over a year. Martin Jones saved 20 of 25 for the Sharks.