Wild take down Avalanche 3-1 in Denver


The Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche for the fourth time this season earning a 3-1 victory Saturday in Denver.

Goalie Devan Dubnyk had 33 saves and is now 15-3-1, since he started with the Wild in mid-January, NHL.com reports.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Both teams missed out on power play opportunities: Colorado was 0-for-7 on the power play, Minnesota 0-3.

The Wild held the Avalanche scoreless in the first three matchups this season, but Maxime Tablot netted the single goal for Colorado early in the second period.

Erik Haula, Justin Fontaine and Jason Pominville scored the Wild goals.

Scoring Summary

1st period: 10:49 MINN - Erik Haula (7) Wrist shot - Assists: Justin Fontaine (14) and Kyle Brodziak (10)

2nd period: 01:32 COL - Maxime Talbot (5) Tip-in - Assist: Nick Holden (9)

2nd period: 09:09 MINN - Justin Fontaine (8) Wrist shot - Assists: Erik Haula (5) and Jonas Brodin (10)

3rd period: 05:50 MINN - Jason Pominville (13) Slapshot - Assist: Mikael Granlund (19)

Next up, the Wild host the Senators Tuesday, March 3.

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