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Minnesota Wild salvage point in Colorado

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Matt Cooke and Mikko Koivu broke scoring droughts to get the Minnesota Wild to overtime with the Colorado Avalanche Saturday at the Pepsi Center.

However, Ryan O’Reilly scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Avalanche a 3-2 victory.

The Wild (15-8-4) dominated the back half of the game, but trailed 2-0 until Cooke fired a shot under the arm of Semyon Varlamov with three minutes and 27 seconds remaining in the third period.

Koivu then tied the game with a shot over the blocker shoulder of Varlamov with less than six seconds remaining in regulation.

The Avalanche (18-6-0) got good fortune goals to take a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. Gabriel Landeskog got the scoring started by firing a shot from a bad angle that hit Josh Harding’s blocker and bound into the net. Then in the second period, Nathan MacKinnon was the beneficiary of Marco Scandella’s turnover and found himself all alone at the side of the net. He rifled a shot over the glove shoulder of Harding.

The Wild return to action Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Xcel Energy Center.

Three Stars

No. 3 - Mikko Koivu. The Wild forward scored a goal.

No. 2 - Ryan O’Reilly. The Avalanche forward scored the shootout winner and also had an assist.

No. 1 - Semyon Varlamov. The Avalanche goaltender stopped 35 shots and all three shootout attempts.

Boxscore

Minnesota…..0 0 2 0 - 2

Colorado…….1 1 0 0 - 3

First Period - 1, Colorado, Landeskog 10 (Mitchell), 2:22. Penalties - None.

Second Period - 2, Colorado, MacKinnon 5 (Mitchell, O’Reilly), 12:56. Penalties - None.

Third Period - 3, Minnesota, Cooke 4 (Mitchell), 16:33. 4, Minnesota, Koivu 6 (Parise, Pominville), 19:54. Penalties - None.

Overtime - None. Penalties - None.

Shootout - Minnesota: Parise (missed), Koivu (save), Pominville (save). Colorado: Parenteau (save), MacKinnon (save), O’Reilly (goal).

Shots on goal - Minnesota 11-11-11-4 37. Colorado 11-8-3-3 25.

Goalies - Minnesota, Harding (23-25). Colorado, Varlamov (35-37). Referees - Gord Dwyer, Dan O’Halloran. Linesmen - Mark Wheler, Mark Shewchyk.

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