COLORADO AVALANCHE SHUT OUT Minnesota Wild for 6th straight win

DENVER (KDVR) – Philipp Grubauer made 31 saves, Gabriel Landeskog had one goal and two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Cale Makar scored one goal and assisted another, Nathan MacKinnon had three assists and Mikko Rantanen scored his third goal in two games. Tyson Jost, Devon Toews and Valeri Nichushkin also scored goals.

Grubauer earned his fifth shutout of the season and the 16th of his career. The 29-year-old combined his career with his 18th victory. Hunter Miska was sent back to the Colorado Eagles to give Adam Werner the backup seat for the game.

The Avs took over goalkeeper Jonas Johansson from the Buffalo Sabers on Saturday in order to improve the network presence and to relieve Grubauer somewhat. The 25-year-old goalkeeper has only started 11 games in his NHL career and is 0-5-1 with 3.79 goals against the average and a saving of 0.884 percent in seven games (five starts) this season.

Substitute goalkeeper Pavel Francouz has been out since the beginning of the season due to a lower body injury, which means that the team relies heavily on Grubauer.

The wild goalkeeper Kappo Kahkonen had captured his personal winning streak in nine games. He stopped 36 shots.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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