Sports

Landeskog scores twice as Avalanche beat Wild 4-2 to take 2-0 lead in series

  • Colorado Avalanche center Maxime Talbot (25) and Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke (24) skate in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche center Maxime Talbot (25) and Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke (24) skate in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke reaches to control the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke reaches to control the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.

The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and three assists. Stastny, the star of Game 1, also had a goal and three assists. His empty-netter sealed the win after Marco Scandella made it a one-goal game with 1:19 remaining.

Charlie Coyle also scored early for the Wild.

Game 3 is Monday in Minnesota.