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Northwest Division (NHL)
Dubnyk, Wild blank Avalanche, 1-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Wild and Colorado Avalanche have the ability to bring out the best in each other. The Central (old-Northwest Division) rivals often play entertaining, fast-paced contests, and Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center, the two teams chasing a playoff spot renewed their rivalry of last year's playoffs. In meeting for the first time since the Wild swept the Avs in a home-and-home series way back on Oct. 9 and 11, the Wild dominated the first period, then stifled the Avalanche the final 40 to ride Charlie Coyle's first-period goal en route to a 1-0 win in front of 19,244 fans at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild limited Colorado's chances to such a degree, fans...