Wild beat Avs 5-4 in OT in Game 7 to advance - NBC Sports

Wild beat Avs 5-4 in OT in Game 7 to advance
Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly (90), defenseman Nick Holden and center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate O'Reilly's goal off Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Wild won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
May 1, 2014, 12:52 am

DENVER (AP) Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the game 5:02 into overtime and Ilya Bryzgalov made a big save filling in for an injured Darcy Kuemper, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

It's the first playoff series win for the Wild since 2003.

Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Wild, who will face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

Nick Holden, Jamie McGinn, Paul Stastny and Erik Johnson scored for the Avalanche.

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