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Dubnyk stops 18 shots for 4th shutout in 9 games since trade as Wild beat Avalanche 1-0

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout in nine starts with Minnesota, leading the Wild to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

With just over 5 minutes left in the third period, Dubnyk turned away five Colorado shots on a power play to preserve the lead as Wild fans chanted "Dooooob" for their recently-acquired goalie.

One of those five shots was a wrister by Matt Duchene that sneaked between Dubnyk's legs, but Wild defenceman Jonas Brodin swiped it out before it crossed the line.

Since being acquired from Arizona rade from Arizona on Jan. 14, Dubnyk is 7-1 with a 1.30 goals-against average to help the Wild climb back into the playoff race.

Minnesota has won five straight in regulation for the first time since March 25, 2013.

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