Mar 4, 2012 10:00 PM by Jordan Mason
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jamie McGinn got his first career two-goal game just 8:25 into the night, giving the Colorado Avalanche all the scoring they needed in a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
Peter Mueller and Stefan Elliott assisted in that order on both goals, spoiling rookie Matt Hackett's first start in the Wild net at home after five scattered appearances, including one start on the road.
Hackett made 33 saves, with regular Niklas Backstrom out another two to four weeks with a strained groin muscle and backup Josh Harding resting after giving up six goals the previous game at Detroit and getting pulled in the third period.
Semyon Varmalov had his fourth shutout of the season for the Avalanche, stopping 30 shots.
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