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Giguere wins 6th straight as Avs beat Wild

Friday - 11/29/2013, 9:21pm  ET

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92), of Sweden, center Nathan MacKinnon (29), and defenseman Erik Johnson, top right, congratulate defenseman Jan Hedja, top left, of the Czech Republic, after he scored against Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MICHAEL GORMLEY
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves to set a franchise record with his sixth straight win to start a season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Friday.

Jan Hejda and Nathan MacKinnon also scored for the Avs, who won for the fourth time in their past five games.

Dany Heatley scored his fourth goal in six games for Minnesota and Zach Parise returned ahead of schedule from a foot injury.

Parise -- Minnesota's leading scorer -- was supposed to be out 2 to 3 weeks after blocking a shot with his left foot on Monday, but skated during warmups and felt good enough to play.

Despite Parise's comeback, the Wild lost their third straight.


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