Mitchell's OT goal lifts Avalanche past Wild, 2-1

DENVER (AP) — John Mitchell scored at 3:35 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Monday night.

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Mitchell got the winner when he took a pass from Matt Duchene in the right circle and beat goalie Darcy Kuemper with a shot that banged off the right post.

Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist and Semyon Varlamov made 19 saves for the Avalanche. It was Colorado's first win in three games against the Wild this season.

Kuemper finished with 18 saves and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which had won three in a row.