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Koivu, Gaborik both score twice to lead Wild past Avalanche 5-3

Pierre-Marc Bouchard had the other goal while Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves for the Wild Gaborik’s second goal of the game with 4:34 remaining was the winner. Koivu added an empty-net goal in the final minute. The Wild took the lead three times through the first two periods only to have the Avalanche counter.

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Bouchard and Gaborik scored in the second period, but Colorado answered with goals from Brett Clark and Marek Svatos.

Andrew Brunette’s first-period goal off a Minnesota turnover tied it after Koivu’s goal staked the Wild to an early lead.

Milan Hejduk had two assists for Colorado, and Peter Budaj stopped 32 shots.