Stastny, Avalanche Stun Wild in Game 1

By KBJR News 1

Stastny, Avalanche Stun Wild in Game 1

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 11:56 PM CDT

Denver, CO (NNCNOW.com) --- Paul Stastny scored with 13.7 seconds left in regulation and then scored the game-winner in overtime on Thursday night to give the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in game one of a first-round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Minnesota jumped out to a 4-2 lead after two periods, but Colorado answered with three straight goals in the third period and overtime to take the 1-0 series lead.

The WIld got goals from Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter, Erik Haula, and Kyle Brodziak in the losing effort, with Ilya Bryzgalov making 26 saves in the game.

Game two between the teams is set for Saturday, with faceoff set for 8:30 p.m. CT from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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