Pierre-Marc Bouchard took the pass from Brian Rolston from behind the net and sent it past Jose Theodore 11:58 into overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Monday night. It was the third straight overtime game in this first-round series, with the Wild winning two of them, all by 3-2 scores.
Minnesota, which snapped a five-game road losing streak in the playoffs, was outshot 40-30 in regulation but controlled the extra period with most of the action in the Colorado zone, outshooting the Avalanche 11-7. Theodore, however, made several great saves. The Avalanche, whose special team play has been suspect all season, finished 0-for-6 on the power play.