DENVER, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Zach Parise
and Mikko Koivu
each scored during a shootout Saturday and the Minnesota Wild rallied late for a 2-1 victory over division rival Colorado.
The Wild were trailing 1-0 until Nino Niederreiter tipped a long Ryan Suter wrist shot past Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov with 3:53 remaining in regulation.
After a scoreless overtime, the game moved to a shootout.
Matt Duchene went first and bested Minnesota's Josh Harding on a forehand shot, but Parise immediately responded, sending a shot inside the pipe to Varlamov's stick side.
After Harding stopped P.A. Parenteau, Koivu sent a backhander under the crossbar for another score.
Harding then ended the game with a save on Ryan O'Reilly as Minnesota salvaged one victory on a three-game road trip.
Harding finished with 26 saves.
Maxime Talbot scored in regulation and Varlamov ended with 26 stops as the Avalanche fell for the third time in four games.
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