Grubauer makes 27 saves, Avalanche beat Wild 2-1

Grubauer makes 27 saves, Avalanche beat Wild 2-1
Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 23:47:29-05

DENVER (AP) — Philipp Grubauer stopped 27 shots to lead the short-handed Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Logan O’Connor and Valeri Nichushkin scored, and Cale Makar had an assist for the Avalanche, who have earned five of a possible six points in the third of four straight games against the Wild.

Kirill Kaprizov scored and Cam Talbot had 29 saves for Minnesota.

Colorado leading scorer and first-line center Nathan MacKinnon is out with a lower-body injury that will keep him sidelined week-to-week, the team said earlier Tuesday.

MacKinnon was hurt Sunday against the Wild and the injury adds to an already long list of players who have been injured.