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Avalanche beat Wild 4-3 in shootout

10:12 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
Feb 14, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk (23) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the shootout against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.

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Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win.

Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and Duchene beat the Minnesota goaltender with a wrist shot.

Hejduk, Duchene and Aaron Palushaj scored in regulation for Colorado, which ended a three-game slide. It was the first shootout of the season for the Avalanche.

Parise, Koivu and Mike Rupp scored for Minnesota, which scored three goals for the first time in seven games. The Wild has 10 goals in that span.

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