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Nolan scores twice as Wild tops Avalanche

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DENVER -- Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Owen Nolan scored twice in the opening period and the Minnesota Wild snapped a six-game road losing streak, beating the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Sunday night.

It's the first time in 61 regular season and playoff games the Wild have held Colorado scoreless. The Avalanche have lost three in a row.

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