St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Matt Duchene tied the game in the third period
and scored in the shootout, as the Colorado Avalanche edged the Minnesota
Wild, 4-3, at Xcel Energy Center.
Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away a backhander from Zach
Parise to begin the penalty-shot tiebreaker. Birthday boy Milan Hejduk, who
netted a power-play goal in the second period for his 800th career point, used
the same move to beat Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom.
Wild captain Mikko Koivu, like Parise, opted for a backhander and he was also
denied by the veteran Giguere. Duchene then ripped a wrister past Backstrom's
blocker to seal the win.
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