Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche - NBC Sports

Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche
Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, shoots the puck around Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) and Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, to score the game-winning goal during overtime of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, April 21, 2014. The Wild won 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
April 25, 2014, 12:24 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.

The Wild outshot the Avalanche a stunning 32-12, establishing a franchise record for fewest allowed by Minnesota. Colorado has been outshot 78-34 in the last two games, with Ryan O'Reilly getting the only goal.

Jared Spurgeon used a slap shot to get a puck past Colorado's Semyon Varlamov just 3:47 into the game, much quicker than the 65:08 the Wild needed to score the last time. Game 5 will be in Denver on Saturday night.

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