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(Associated Press) Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom, right, deflects a shot by Colorado Avalanche left wing Kevin Porter during the first period Monday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Wild lose 7th straight


ST. PAUL (AP) -- Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night.

Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota's winless streak to seven games. The Wild have been outscored 22-9 during the streak.

Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1).

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