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Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley, top, attempts to tip the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. USA TODAY Sports

Wild topple Avs to force Game 7

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By Jess Myers

Sports Xchange

ST. PAUL — Left wing Zach Parise broke a 2-2 tie in the third period with his second goal of the game, and the Minnesota Wild forced a seventh game in their first-round playoff series with the Colorado Avalanche, winning 5-2 Monday.

Parise also scored in the first period and assisted on a goal by center Mikael Granlund as the Wild sprinted to an early 2-0 lead, but Colorado eventually captured the momentum.

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