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Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild gets put into the boards by Colorado’s Nate Guenin (5) during Game 3 of their playoff series Monday night in St. Paul. Granlund scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Wild won 1-0. The Avalanche lead the series 2-1.

Wild win must-win game


By Chad Graff

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL — It took 65 minutes and eight seconds, but the Wild finally got a puck past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov.

After controlling the play all game, Mikael Granlund finally scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Wild a 1-0 victory, their first win in the best-of-seven, opening-round playoff series.

Colorado now holds a 2-1 series lead heading into Game 4 Thursday night in St. Paul.

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