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Varlamov stops 29 shots as Avalanche beat Wild 3-2 for third straight win

  • Colorado Avalanche center Joey Hishon (38) controls the puck in front of Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Colorado Avalanche center Joey Hishon (38) controls the puck in front of Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) checks Colorado Avalanche right wing Dennis Everberg, left, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) checks Colorado Avalanche right wing Dennis Everberg, left, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) stops a pass by Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) as Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk  covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) stops a pass by Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) as Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Zach Redmond had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday night.

Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado, which won its third straight.

Chris Stewart and Thomas Vanek both scored late for the Wild, and Devan Dubnyk had 18 saves in his 24th straight start for Minnesota. The Wild had won five straight.

Varlamov — who had a season-high 44 saves Saturday night in Columbus — has stopped 100 of the 102 shots he's faced the past three games. He had allowed 11 goals in the previous three games, including a physical 3-1 loss to the Wild last week. McLeod and Landeskog were each fined for roughing up Wild players in that game.