Wild Beat Avs In OT, Series TIed

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With the young Minnesota Wild on the ropes, old man Keith Carney came through just in time.

Carney scored on a slap shot 14 seconds into overtime to lift the Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night, tying the series 1-1 and giving a huge sigh of relief to more than 19,000 towel-waving fans.

Minnesota's Mikko Koivu appeared to have scored the winner with 1:49 to go when he stole a pass just outside the Colorado blue line and ripped a slap shot past Jose Theodore for a 2-1 lead. But Wild defenseman Kim Johnsson was called for a hooking penalty with 1:09 to go, and Milan Hejduk tied it with 43.8 seconds to play.