|MIN||0||1||1||0||1 (2 - 2)||3|
|COL||2||0||0||0||0 (0 - 2)||2|
DENVER (AP) - Mikko Koivu and Andrew Ebbett scored in the shootout and Josh Harding stopped both of Colorado's shooters to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night and take four points out of the home-and-home series between the clubs.
Eric Belanger and Guillaume Latendresse scored in regulation and Harding made 20 saves for Minnesota, which beat Colorado 5-3 on Friday night in St. Paul.
Craig Anderson made 34 saves, while Matt Duchene and Matt Hendricks scored for Colorado. The Avalanche has lost five of its last six games.
Colorado suffered another big blow in the game, as David Jones suffered a knee injury in the third period and will be out 4-6 months.
Trailing 2-0, the Wild chipped away at the Colorado lead. Belanger scored 57 seconds into the second period and Latendresse scored with 8:46 left in regulation.
The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead when Hendricks, fresh off the injured reserve list, scored during a rush with Chris Durno with 11:38 left in the first period.
Colorado nearly took a 2-0 lead 2:38 later, but a Duchene goal was waived off because he knocked in the puck with a high stick.
Duchene got his goal later in the period. Wojtek Wolski sent a pass across the Minnesota zone to Paul Stastny, who fed Duchene at the left circle. Harding was inadvertently tripped by Kim Johnsson's stick and couldn't get into position to stop Duchene's goal with 2:20 left.
Minnesota outshot the Avalanche 14-3 in the second and came close to tying it on several chances, but Anderson came up big each time. The Avalanche had to kill off three penalties in the frame, including consecutive penalties by Adam Foote, who drew a minor for delay of game eight seconds after he left the box for interference.
Stastny had Colorado's best chance of the period when he had a short-handed breakaway, but Harding made a sprawling save to keep Minnesota within a goal.
The Wild thought they tied it with 14:06 left in regulation when the puck went off of Ebbett's hand and into the net, but the goal was disallowed after a review.
Latendresse tied it later with his third goal of the season.
NOTES: The Avalanche activated Foote and Hendricks before the game. Colorado placed D Kyle Cumiskey (foot) on IR and put D Tom Preissing on waivers. ... Milan Hejduk (knee) was scratched from the lineup. Colorado said he is day-to-day. ... Minnesota is 11-1-2 in its last 13 games against Colorado.
|Matt Hendricks (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Durno (2), Adam Foote (4)|
1 - 0 COL
|PPG - Matt Duchene (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (19), Wojtek Wolski (13)|
2 - 0 COL
|Eric Belanger (5) Slapshot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 1 COL
|Guillaume Latendresse (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Owen Nolan (5), Shane Hnidy (6)|
2 - 2 Tie
|1||M. Svatos||M. Koivu||0 - 1|
|2||W. Wolski||A. Ebbett||0 - 2|
|David Koci Fighting (maj) against John Scott|
|John Scott Fighting (maj) against David Koci|
|Kyle Brodziak Interference against John-Michael Liles|
|John-Michael Liles Cross checking against Cal Clutterbuck|
|Adam Foote Interference against Owen Nolan|
|Adam Foote Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Paul Stastny Holding against Andrew Brunette|
|SA: 22||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 20||EV: 19 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 1|
|SV%: .909||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 36||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 34||EV: 29 - 31|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .944||SH: 0 - 0|