DENVER (AP) _ Colorado Avalanche forward Adam Deadmarsh left Friday night's game against the Calgary Flames to be with his wife while she gave birth to twin girls six weeks premature.

Deadmarsh, who has missed 21 games because of various injuries, scored in the first period but left midway through the second when he learned that his wife Krista went into labor. She was due March 22 and had also gone into labor on Dec. 29.

``We got Deadie out after a timeout,'' Colorado coach Bob Hartley said. ``I guess he got out of here in a world-record time.''

Team officials said Krista Deadmarsh and the twins, Madeline and Alexis, were doing well after the delivery.

The twins are the couple's first children. The wives of four other Avalanche players _ Joe Sakic, Aaron Miller, Greg de Vries and Adam Foote _ also have had children this season.