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Game 5 Wild-Colorado recap

  • April 27, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Game 5 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche: Game-winning goal in overtime and had two assists.

2. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Played in pain after blocking a shot, he was plus-2, had an assist and stole puck before Kyle Brodziak’s goal.

3. Dany Heatley, Wild: Assisted on two goals after being scratched in Games 1 and 2.

Turning point

Trailing 2-1 after two periods, Zach Parise and Brodziak scored 1:51 apart by the 6:25 mark of the third period to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead. But with 1:14 left, P.A. Parenteau forced the third overtime of the series on his sixth shot of the game.

By the numbers

1 Goal each by Parise and Matt Moulson, their first in the series.

17-for-18 Wild penalty kill in the series after going 3-for-3 Saturday.

13 of 18 All-time Wild-Avalanche playoff games that have been decided by one goal.

6-7 The Wild’s playoff record in OT, including 1-2 this series.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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