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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon, right, celebrates his game tying goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period of Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday at Pepsi Center in Denver. Nino Niederreiter scored in overtime to win the game for the Wild 5-4.

Wild ice Avalanche in overtime to win Game 7


DENVER — Minnesota right winger Nino Niederreiter scored 5:02 of overtime and the Wild rallied late and beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series Wednesday night.

It was Niederreiter’s second goal of the game, and it came on a 2-on-1 break right after the Avalanche had a chance at the other end.

It was the fourth overtime game of the series and the first win for the road team.

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