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MacKinnon leads Avs to 4-3 OT win over Wild

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, right, of Sweden, checks Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula, left, of Finland, in the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Denver.  (AP Photo/Ch Photo:

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, right, of Sweden, checks Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula, left, of Finland, in the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Ch

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime after P.A. Parenteau tied the game late in regulation, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 3-2 lead in the first-round series.

MacKinnon poked the puck past Darcy Kuemper's glove with two defenders all over him. The rookie also had two assists.

Parenteau scored with 1:14 left after Avalanche coach Patrick Roy pulled goaltender Semyon Varlamov with 2:22 remaining. The strategy worked out yet again.

The series switches back to Minnesota for Game 6 on Monday.

Nick Holden and Cody McLeod also added goals for the Avalanche.

Kyle Brodziak, Zach Parise and Matt Moulson scored for the Wild. Two of Minnesota's goals came after a Colorado defenseman shattered their stick and had to play without one.

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