Fontaine, Dubnyk Help Wild to 3-1 Win Over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Erik Haula and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-0 against Colorado this season. They have outscored the Avalanche 12-1.
Dubnyk started his 20th straight game since joining the Wild in a trade with Arizona on Jan. 15 and improved to 15-3-1. The consecutive starts match the Wild goalie record set by Niklas Backstrom in 2009.
Maxime Talbot had a goal in a game that had big playoff ramifications for the Avalanche.
Semyon Varlamov started his 19th straight game and fell to 9-8-2 during the stretch.