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SportsDirect, Published December 14 2013

Parise, Koivu carry Minnesota to shootout win

DENVER – Zach Parise and captain Mikko Koivu each scored in the shootout and Josh Harding stopped two of three attempts as visiting Minnesota edged Colorado.

Nino Niederreiter scored his sixth goal late in the third period on a deflection to tie the game for the Wild, who salvaged the finale of a three-game road trip. Minnesota’s Harding made 26 saves.

Minnesota 0 0 1— 2

Colorado 0 1 0— 1

First Period—

Second Period—1, Colorado, Talbot 3 (Sarich, Mitchell) 10:48.

Third Period—2, Minnesota, Niederreiter 6 (Suter, Pominville) 16:07.


Shootout—Minnesota 2 (Parise G, Koivu G), Colorado 1 (Duchene G, Parenteau NG, O’Reilly NG).

Shots on Goal—Minnesota 6-10-10—27. Colorado 11-9-5—27.

Power-play opportunities—Minnesota 0 of 1. Colorado 0 of 2.

Goalies—Minnesota Harding 17-5-3 (27 shots-26 saves). Colorado Varlamov 14-8-1 (27-26).

A—16,188 (18,007). T—2:32.