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Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, left, fires the game-winning shot as Minnesota Wild defensemen Marco Scandella (6) and Jared Spurgeon (46) close in on MacKinnon in overtime of a Stanley Cup playoffs game Saturday at Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avalanche won 4-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. USA TODAY Sports.

NHL Playoffs: Wild again fall in OT, trail Avs 3-2

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DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday to claim a 3-2 advantage in a Western Conference first-round series.

MacKinnon collected a loose puck deep in the left faceoff circle and chipped a shot over the glove of fellow rookie Darcy Kuemper (31 saves) and under the crossbar to end the contest. The top overall pick of the 2013 draft also had two assists.

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