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Associated Press, Published March 06 2012

McGinn’s four-goal performance sinks Wild

DENVER – Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota 0 0 1 – 1

Colorado 1 4 2 – 7

First period: 1, Colorado, McClement 10 (McLeod), 3:05.

Second period: 2, Colorado, McGinn 15 (Mueller, Downie), 10:53 (pp). 3, Colorado, Hejda 5 (Downie, Landeskog), 14:38. 4, Colorado, Olver 3 (Stastny, Jones), 15:32. 5, Colorado, O’Reilly 17 (Landeskog, Downie), 16:34.

Third period: 6, Minnesota, Setoguchi 17 (penalty shot), 4:34. 7, Colorado, Stastny 17 (Jones, McGinn), 13:09. 8, Colorado, McLeod 5 (Wilson, Hejda), 18:37.

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 9-8-5 – 22. Colorado 11-15-13 – 39.

Goalies: Minnesota, Hackett 2-2-0 (21 shots-17 saves), Harding (15:32 second, 18-15). Colorado, Varlamov 20-19-2 (22-21).