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USA TODAY Sports Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) attempts a shot on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov as center Kyle Brodziak (21) defends during the first period of Game Two of a first round Stanley Cup playoff game Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

NHL Playoffs: Minnesota not feeling so Wild


DENVER — The young Colorado Avalanche are proving experience does not matter in their first postseason in four years.

In fact, the younger the better.

Nathan MacKinnon and Paul Stastny had a goal and three assists each, left winger Gabe Landeskog had two goals and the Colorado Avalanche took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

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