Grandlund’s Goal in O.T. Wins It For The Wild

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8:54 am

Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund is a man of few words. He let his play do the talking Monday night.

Granlund’s highlight-reel goal 5:08 into overtime gave the Wild a 1-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series at Xcel Energy Center.

Colorado now leads the best-of-7 series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in St. Paul Thursday night.

Granlund, who gained control of the puck in the left corner, skated behind the net to the right corner, fought off Colorado defenseman Jan Hejda, skated to the front of the net and beat Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov while in mid-air.

It was Granlund’s first career goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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