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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikael Granlund opened the season with a trio of forgettable games.“I hardly ever touched the puck Ryan Strome Jersey ,” the Minnesota Wild forward recalled.Those days are long gone.Granlund scored his team-high 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday.Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild got their fifth win in six games and 10th in their past 12. They completed a franchise-record seven-game road trip at 5-2.Zach Parise and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota.The red-hot Granlund has four goals in his last three games and eight in his last 10. His goal with 12:17 left in regulation was his third game-winner of the season.“There’s some little things I’ve tried to do better,” Granlund said. “It just seems like pucks are really going in right now.”Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau knew Granlund, who did not get a point in the first three games, would eventually overcome the slow start.“He’s our best offensive player,” Boudreau said. “It’s pretty cool. That’s what he is, a really good hockey player.”Oskar Sundqvist and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which also lost at home to Minnesota 5-1 on Nov. 3.Granlund pounced on a loose puck in the slot and drilled it past Chad Johnson to break a 2-all tie. Through 16 games, he’s already nearly halfway to his career high of 26 goals from 2016-17.Minnesota scored twice in a 25-second span early in the second to take a 2-1 lead. Parise pounded home the rebound of a shot by Nino Niederreiter that hit the post. Eriksson Ek then converted off a shot by Jordan Greenway.The Wild were playing their third game in four nights and have not played at home since Oct. 27. Although tired Womens Wayne Gretzky Jersey , the players banded together for another strong road effort.“Today was a hard game, the end of trips are always tough,” Parise said. “With the travel and the early start, it was a challenging game. But we scrambled and got ourselves a win.”Pietrangelo tied it at 2 with a blast from the top of the faceoff circle midway through the second period.Dubnyk, who has won three of his last four, improved to 8-3-2.“We’re continuing to play the way we have to be to be successful,” Dubnyk said. “When you get winning, and guys are playing together, it doesn’t seem to matter which direction the game is going. You just believe you’re going to get the job done in the end. That’s the feeling that we have right here.”Johnson Aaron Ekblad Jersey , who fell to 2-3, had a string of 66 successive saves halted by Parise’s goal.The Blues were looking to win their third in a row for the first time this season.“It’s very disappointing,” St. Louis center Ryan O’Reilly said. “It stings. It’s definitely a frustrating one. We easily could have got it into OT — but we didn’t.”NOTES: O’Reilly extended his career-high point streak to 10 games with an assist in the second period. Alexander Steen was the last St. Louis player to reel off 10 in a row from Dec. 30, 2014 to Jan. 19, 2015. … The Blues are 15-5-3 in their last 22 home games against the Wild dating back to 2008. … Minnesota D Matt Dumba played in his 116th successive game, the longest current streak on the team.UP NEXTMinnesota: Hosts Washington on Tuesday night.St. Louis: At Chicago on Wednesday night. Improved road play and contributions from the top line have the Colorado Avalanche off to a hot start.The Avalanche close a four-game Eastern road trip on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.After starting the swing with a shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, Colorado (5-1-2) rebounded with a pair of wins behind Gabriel Landeskog.Article continues below ...The Avalanche captain, who scored against the Rangers, registered his third career hat trick in Thursday’s 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils and added two goals in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph against the Carolina Hurricanes.“I don’t know if I am doing anything different other than working hard and trying to get into scoring areas Aleksander Barkov Jersey ,” Landeskog told the team’s official website.Linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen are riding season-opening eight-game point streaks with MacKinnon amassing eight goals and six assists and Rantanen registering two goals and 12 assists.“We had a decent first five or six games, but not great,” MacKinnon said. “The last two or three have been awesome. We’re controlling the play a lot more.”The club record for longest points streak at the start of a season is nine by defenseman John-Michael Liles in 2010-11.Landeskog, in his eighth season, scored the game-winning goal in Colorado’s 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Oct. 6 in Denver. But getting on the scoresheet in Philadelphia has been a struggle for the Avs’ high-scoring trio.Landeskog has two assists, while MacKinnon has a goal and three assists in five career games in Philadelphia. Rantanen has one goal in two games at Wells Fargo Center.Philipp Grubauer was in net for each of Colorado’s last two wins, and made a career-high 42 saves against Carolina. However, the former Washington Capitals backup surrendered 13 goals en route to losses in two starts versus the Flyers in 2017-18.That means the Avs may have Semyon Varlamov between the pipes on Monday. Varlamov, also a former Capital Evgenii Dadonov Jersey Kids , has stopped 68 of 74 shots while winning each of his last two starts against Philadelphia.Varlamov made 35 saves versus the Flyers earlier this month.Last season, Colorado was 15-19-7 on the road and had five losing streaks of at least three games. While it’s still early, the Avs are 3-1-1 away from home.Philadelphia (4-4-0) is looking for consecutive wins for the first time this season after pulling away late to beat the Devils 5-2 on Saturday.Jakub Voracek, who had two assists earlier in the contest, scored with 3:10 to play to snap a 2-2 tie. Wayne Simmonds and Scott Laughton tacked on empty-netters.“I think our team has a good mindset on taking the positives from even the bad games and moving on, and I think that’s what we did (Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets) and (Saturday), and right now we’re just going to try to build on this game and put a streak together,” defenseman Ivan Provorov told the team’s official website.Simmonds, the club leader with six goals , scored twice with an assist in his last two home games against the Avalanche.Brian Elliott, who made 30 saves in the loss to Colorado earlier in the month, is 1-2-0 with a 4.04 goals-against average at home this season. Backup Calvin Pickard (2-1-0, 4.73) was drafted by the Avalanche in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft.Philadelphia gave up two power-play goals against New Jersey, and yielded five man-advantage markers in four home games this season.Colorado has scored at least one power-play goal in all five road games.

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