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NHL: Colorado 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

Dec. 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves and added three more in a shootout Saturday, helping the Colorado Avalanche escape with a 3-2 win over Minnesota.

Varlamov blanked the Wild through 57 1/2 minutes, carrying a 2-0 lead into the game's final moments.

But Minnesota's Matt Cooke finally dented him late in regulation, and with a sixth attacker on the ice, the Wild got a score-tying goal from Mikko Koivu with just 6 seconds remaining.

After a scoreless overtime, the Avalanche goalie stopped Zach Parise and Koivu in the first two rounds of the tiebreaker.

Ryan O'Reilly scored on Minnesota's Josh Harding in the top of the third round, and Varlamov then turned aside Jason Pominville to secure the win.

Gabriel Landskog and Nate McKinnon scored in regulation for Colorado, which swept a home-and-home series against Minnesota.

Harding finished with 23 saves for the Wild, who dropped a fourth straight.

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