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Avalanche 2, Wild 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 2, Wild 1, SO
Minnesota Wild 1, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski and Milan Hejduk scored shootout goals, and Peter Budaj stopped both of Minnesota's attempts in the tiebreaker in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-1 victory over the Wild on Thursday night.

Budaj made 16 saves for his 18th win of the season and improved to 7-1 in shootouts this year. Wolski is 8-for-9 in shootouts this season (88.9%) and 15-for-23 in his career (65.2%), the highest percentage in shootout history.

Marc-Andre Bergeron scored, and Niklas Backstrom made 40 saves for Minnesota, which has lost three of its last five.

The Wild opended the scoring on their second power play of the game. Bergeron scored on a one-timer from the point with 9:45 left in the first period, his 10th goal of the season.

A little more than a minute later, Cal Clutterbuck nearly gave Minnesota a 2-0 lead, but Budaj made the save to keep it a one-goal game.

Liles tied it 37 seconds into the second period. With Martin Skoula off for holding the stick, Liles blasted a slap shot from the point past Backstrom for his ninth goal of the season and fifth on the power play.

Minnesota had a chance to take control of the game in the second period. Cody McCormick took a double minor for high sticking with 9:13 left, then Ryan Smyth was called for hooking with 7 seconds left in McCormick's second penalty. In the 5:17 of power play time, the Wild managed just one shot on goal.

Notes: Colorado D Adam Foote sustained a head injury in the first period and did not return ... Colorado D Ruslan Salei's penalty for holding the stick midway through the first period was the 1,000th penalty minute of his career. ... The Avalanche have played 36 one-goal games this season, matching Anaheim for the NHL lead.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:15
MIN
PPG - Marc-Andre Bergeron (10) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (22), Mikko Koivu (44)
1 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
00:37
COL
PPG - John-Michael Liles (9) ASST: Paul Stastny (25), Marek Svatos (18)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCOLMINTOTAL
1W. Wolski
O. Nolan
1 - 0
2M. Hejduk
M. Koivu
2 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
02:26
COL
Cody McCormick  Interference against  Peter Olvecky
04:27
MIN
Peter Olvecky  Interference against  Adam Foote
09:38
COL
Ruslan Salei  Holding the stick against  Antti Miettinen
18:43
MIN
Martin Skoula  Holding the stick against  John-Michael Liles
2nd Period
11:47
COL
Cody McCormick  Hi stick - double minor against  Cal Clutterbuck
15:39
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Stephane Veilleux
17:04
MIN
Pierre-Marc Bouchard  Too many men on the ice
17:57
COL
John-Michael Liles  Roughing against  Cal Clutterbuck
17:57
MIN
Cal Clutterbuck  Diving against  John-Michael Liles
3rd Period
02:12
MIN
John Scott  Fighting against  Cody McCormick
02:12
COL
Cody McCormick  Fighting against  John Scott
06:36
MIN
Nick Schultz  Hooking against  Darcy Tucker
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
30-19-6
SA: 41TOI: 64:56
Saves: 40EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .976SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 17TOI: 64:54
Saves: 16EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .941SH: 1 - 1
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