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Colorado vs Minnesota Recap - Avalanche Win 4-2

The Avalanche beat Minnesota 4-2 on Monday, earning a victory backstopped by Semyon Varlamov's 20 saves.

The Avalanche were a +130 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

Colorado got goals from Jan Hejda, T.J. Galiardi, Ryan O'Reilly, and Gabriel Landeskog in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring at 10:34 of the second period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 20-save effort for the Avalanche.

Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 1-for-7, while the Wild were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 32-22.

Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Winnipeg looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Nashville.