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Dubnyk stops 33 shots, Justin Fontaine scores decisive goal as Wild beat Avalanche 3-1

  • Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla, left, falls on the ice after being checked off the puck by Minnesota Wild left wing Sean Bergenheim, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla, left, falls on the ice after being checked off the puck by Minnesota Wild left wing Sean Bergenheim, of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla, center, fights for control of the puck as Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, and center Mikko Koivu, of Finalnd, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla, center, fights for control of the puck as Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, and center Mikko Koivu, of Finalnd, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, back, uncorks a shot past the stick of Minnesota Wild center Jordan Schroeder in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, back, uncorks a shot past the stick of Minnesota Wild center Jordan Schroeder in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Erik Haula and Jason Pominville also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-0 against Colorado this season. They have outscored the Avalanche 12-1.

Dubnyk started his 20th straight game since joining the Wild in a trade with Arizona on Jan. 15 and improved to 15-3-1. The consecutive starts match the Wild goalie record set by Niklas Backstrom in 2009.

Maxime Talbot had a goal in a game that had big playoff ramifications for the Avalanche.

Semyon Varlamov started his 19th straight game and fell to 9-8-2 during the stretch.