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O'Reilly scores shootout goal, Varlamov stops 35 shots and Avs beat Wild 3-2

  • Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, center, is congratulated by teammates John Mitchell (7) and Jan Hejda (8) after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, center, is congratulated by teammates John Mitchell (7) and Jan Hejda (8) after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, left, is slammed into the boards by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, left, is slammed into the boards by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), from Russia, blocks a shot by Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), from Russia, blocks a shot by Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan O'Reilly scored the only goal in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 35 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.

Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal apiece to help the Avalanche sweep the home-and-home series with the Wild.

John Mitchell added two assists for Colorado, which won a rare penalty-free game.

Mikko Koivu and Matt Cooke scored goals and Josh Harding stopped 23 shots for the Wild.