facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Minnesota 3, Colorado 2

Jan. 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM

DENVER, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Carson McMillan's goal at 7:44 of the third period Tuesday proved to be the difference in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 win over Colorado.

McMillan converted a mid-ice turnover into a breakaway and slipped a wrist shot past Jean-Sebastian Giguere to break a 2-2 tie and stake the Wild to their second consecutive win.

Justin Falk and Dany Heatley also scored for Minnesota.

The Wild had not won back-to-back games since a seven-game winning streak in early December.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 24-of-26 shots in the win.

Giguere turned in 31 saves for the Avalanche, who head into the All-Star break with two consecutive losses.

T.J. Galiardi gave Colorado a 1-0 lead in the first period and Chuck Kobasew scored in the second period.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension