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Granlund gives Wild 1-0 win in Game 3 over Avs
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92), from Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates Paul Stastny (26) and Nathan MacKinnon (29) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 21, 2014, 10:24 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikael Granlund's diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots, a franchise playoff record number of shots on goal for the Wild.

Granlund cut toward the net for a wrist shot, and as he was falling forward took a stab at the puck to finally put one past Varlamov.

Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves, but the Wild goalie in his first career playoff start was just as good as his counterpart.

Game 4 is at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

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