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Associated Press, Published February 14 2013

Wild fall at home to Avalanche in shootout

ST. PAUL – Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.

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.

Colorado 0 2 1 0 – 4

Minnesota 0 1 2 0 – 3

Colorado won shootout 2-0

Second period: 1, Colorado, Palushaj 1 (Jones, Stastny), 2:38. 2, Minnesota, Parise 7 (Koivu, Heatley), 8:52. 3, Colorado, Hejduk 2 (McGinn, Barrie), 17:26 (pp).

Third period: 4, Minnesota, Rupp 1 (Granlund), 2:30. 5, Minnesota, Koivu 3 (Heatley, Suter), 11:56. 6, Colorado, Duchene 4 (Parenteau, O’Brien), 12:42.

Shootout – Colorado 2 (Hejduk G, Duchene G), Minnesota 0 (Parise NG, Koivu NG).

Shots on Goal – Colorado 5-15-11-1 – 32. Minnesota 11-8-7-3 – 29.

Goalies: Colorado, Giguere. Minnesota, Backstrom. A – 18,822 (17,954). T – 2:41.