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Minnesota Wild beats Colorado Avalanche 3-0

Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 15:51:01-05

Darcy Kuemper stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of injured Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.

Dubnyk left a scoreless game with a lower-body injury midway through the second period after making 11 saves. Kuemper kept the shutout intact to earn his first win of the season.

Matt Dumba opened the scoring on a big slap shot with 6:33 left in the second period, then Justin Fontaine and Jason Pominville scored in the third.

Dubnyk sparked Minnesota to a playoff berth last year and is fourth among all goaltenders in minutes played this season.

Neither Wild goalie was challenged much. Minnesota controlled play and outshot Colorado 44-20, and Semyon Varlamov made a season-high 41 saves for the Avalanche.

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