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Edmonton (25-45-12) finished last in the overall NHL standings for the second straight season.

“You can’t dress up a 30th-place finish by suggesting we did a whole lot right, quite honestly,” Oilers coach Tom Renney said. “But what we did do is stay with it. We integrated some young people into the lineup. They got an opportunity to play and learn and grow and develop.”

One final goodbye took place Sunday when Colorado defenseman Adam Foote played his final NHL game.

Foote, the Colorado captain who played through a leg injury, announced Friday that he was retiring after 19 NHL seasons, all but two with the Avalanche-Quebec Nordiques franchise.

(This version CORRECTS Updates with quotes and Tim Thomas record; corrects Western playoff matchups.)