St.  Paul,  Mn (Sportsnetwork.Com) -  Zach Parise  Tipped The Puck Past Semyon 
Varlamov And Carried The Minnesota WilD Into A Game 7. 

Parise'S  Second Goal Of The Game Broke A Tie With 6:29 Remaining In The Third 
Period  And The WilD Beat The Colorado  Avalanche 5-2 On Monday To Even Their 
First-Round Western Conference Playoff Series. 

Parise Had Four Points And The WilD Scored Two Empty-Net Goals After Avalanche 
Coach  Patrick  Roy Pulled Varlamov Early  Again -- A Strategy That Has Worked 
Twice In The Series. 

Game 7 Is Wednesday In Denver. 

Parise Had Avs Defenseman Erik Johnson On His Back Near The Crease When He Got 
His Stick On Mikko Koivu'S Shot From The Left Boards Just Inside The Blue Line 
To Tip It Past Varlamov For The Winner. 

The WilD Rebounded  From Saturday'S Tough Game  5 Loss, When The Avs Tied The 
Game  After Varlamov Came Out With 2:22 Left In Regulation. Nathan Mackinnon'S 
Goal 3:27 Into Overtime Gave Colorado A 4-3 Win. 

Varlamov Skated Off With 2:44 Left In This One, But Jason Pominville And Marco 
Scandella Scored Into The Empty Net To Seal The Win For Minnesota. 

Mikael  Granlund Also Had  A Goal And Darcy Kuemper Made 21 Saves, Only Facing 
Three Shots In The Third Period. 

Paul  Stastny  And Nick  Holden Scored For  The Central Division-Champion Avs, 
Both Off Passes From Ryan O'Reilly, And Varlamov Stopped 18 Shots. 

Star  Center  Matt Duchene Returned For  Colorado After Missing A Month With A 
Knee Injury And Had An Assist In Nearly 19 Minutes Of Ice Time. 

Mackinnon  Leads The Nhl In Points This Postseason, But The 18-Year-Old Rookie 
Took  A Holding Penalty 26 Seconds Into The Game That Led To Minnesota'S First 
Goal. 

Ryan  Suter Skated Into  A Rebound Near The Right Circle And Put A Shot On Net 
That Hit Parise Before Going In Less Than A Minute Into The Game, And Granlund 
Gave The WilD A 2-0 Lead At 9:35 When He Beat Varlamov Through The Legs. 

Stastny  Scored Shortly After Coming Out Of The Penalty Box, Where He Was Sent 
On A Slashing Call After Bringing His Stick Up Into Cody Mccormick'S Groin. 

O'Reilly  Blocked A  Slow Minnesota Shot, Found His Teammate With A Crisp Pass 
To Center Ice And Stastny Beat Kuemper Stick-Side On A Break With 3:01 Left In 
The  First  Period. The Avs Were  Shorthanded Because Andre Benoit Went Off 53 
Seconds After Stastny For Firing The Puck Over The Glass From His Own End. 

Holden  Tied The Score  For Colorado At 2-2 On A Power-Play Goal 4:47 Into The 
Second Period, Scoring On A One-Timer Off O'Reilly'S Pass Across The Crease. 

                                   Game Notes 

Wednesday'S  Winner  Will Face  The Chicago Blackhawks  In The Semifinals. The 
Blackhawks  Knocked Off  The St. Louis Blues  In A Brutal Series That Went Six 
Games ... Koivu And Suter Each Had Two Assists.