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Hejduk, Duchene score in shootout; Colorado beats Minnesota 4-3

  • Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin, right, and Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene collide in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

  • Minnesota Wild goale Niklas Backstrom, left, of Finland, gloves a shot by Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

  • Minnesota Wild's Cal Clutterbuck, left, tries to control the puck as Colorado Avalanche's Matt Hunwick, center, and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

  • Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon, left, comes to the aid of goalie Niklas Backstrom, of Finland, to stop a shot on goal as Colorado Avalanche's P.A. Parenteau, right, looks for a scoring opportunity in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win.

Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and Duchene beat the Minnesota goaltender with a wrist shot.

Hejduk, Duchene and Aaron Palushaj scored in regulation for Colorado, which ended a three-game slide. It was the first shootout of the season for the Avalanche.

Parise, Koivu and Mike Rupp scored for Minnesota, which scored three goals for the first time in seven games. The Wild has 10 goals in that span.