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DENVER -- Gabriel Landeskog will think twice about engaging in fights with opposing goaltenders. Cheap Washington Redskins Jerseys 2018 .The reason is painfully simple: That blocker hurts ... and hes got a mask to protect himself, the Colorado captain cracked.Soon after exchanging some shoves with Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk, Landeskog got the ultimate retaliation -- the winning goal. Landeskog scored with 9:37 remaining, Calvin Pickard stopped 32 shots for his second NHL shutout and the Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Saturday.It didnt come easy for us, thats for sure, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said.Nothing seems to these days for the Avalanche, who won for the second time in six games.Landeskogs power-play goal ended a Colorado scoring drought that lasted more than 164 minutes. He found the net on a pass from Matt Duchene and then hopped into the arms of Nathan MacKinnon in excitement.Earlier in the third period, Landeskog got into a brief scuffle with Dubnyk after agitating the goalie in front of the net. That seemed to swing the momentum into Colorados favor. A jarring hit by John Mitchell near the blue line didnt hurt, either.Those two instances energized our crowd, which energized us, Bednar said. You knew they were going to have a push.The Wild did at that.With Dubnyk on the bench for an extra skater, Charlie Coyle knocked in a shot with 48.9 seconds remaining, but it was disallowed because of goaltender interference. The officials ruled that Minnesota forward Eric Staal pushed Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson into Pickard.How good of call that was depends on the side thats asked.The goalie was in a terrible position, Staal said. We made a huge play on it. They gave them the benefit of the doubt on it.Pickard had a different take.You could see their guy kind of pushed E.J. into me, Pickard explained. I think thats the criteria for goalie interference -- doesnt let me do my job. I couldnt slide over there.Pickards most opportunistic save of the night was with 5 minutes remaining, when he closed his pads at the last second to save a shot from trickling in.It was a big save for me, said Pickard, whose other shutout was Jan. 14 against New Jersey. We had a really good game all the way through.Dubnyk mixed it up Landeskog after the two were jostling in front of the net early in the third period. Dubnyk put Landeskog in a headlock as players raced over to separate them. Dubnyk was called for slashing and roughing while Landeskog drew only a roughing penalty. The Avalanche didnt score on the power play chance.I gave him a whack and he gave me a whack and we gave each other a few shots and somehow I ended up with one, said Dubnyk of drawing the extra penalty. That seemed to be how they did the third period there. Not a big deal. Its always a tough game when we play these guys. Its part of the game. Theres emotion in the game.The Wild were called for two penalties on one play early in the second period. First, Ryan Suter slashed Blake Comeau with the Colorado forward on a breakaway. As Comeau went into the boards, Matt Dumba was whistled for a cross-checking penalty. Colorado a two-man advantage for a full two minutes, but never challenged Dubnyk.Wild coach Bruce Boudreau wasnt pleased.I thought there were some pretty cheesy penalties out there, Boudreau said.Game notes Minnesota LW Zach Parise and D Marco Scandella both missed a third game with lower-body injuries. ... Avalanche RW Jarome Iginla played in his 1,484th NHL game to tie Rod BrindAmour for 19th on the career list. ... Mikko Rantanen took a puck in the face during the first period and briefly went into the locker room for treatment. He had the second assist on Landeskogs goal. ... Mitchell cleared waivers Saturday and was back on the fourth line.UP NEXTWild: Dont play again until Thursday in Pittsburgh.Avalanche: Visit St. Louis on Sunday. Cheap Nike Redskins Jerseys . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Washington Redskins Shaun Dion Hamilton Jersey . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. http:///...on-christian-jersey/ . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Cronulla halfback Chad Townsend claims his confidence never suffered after his NRL qualifying-finals sacking, despite disagreeing with coach Shane Flanagans decision to hook him during the win over Canberra.Townsend bounced back from that season low in fine style on Friday night, starring in the Sharks preliminary-final win over defending premiers North Queensland.The Sharks junior scored one first-half try and laid on another after the break to put the nightmare of his effort against the Raiders well behind him.A couple of people have spoken about what happened in Canberra, Townsend said.It wasnt about me in Canberra - it was about the team.We got a good win. I didnt agree with what happened about being taken off but I respect Flanno and I respect the decision he had to make.At the time, I was like, whats going on?Im just thankful my boys supported me. Throughout the last couple of weeks, Ive had outstanding support from not only the players and coaching staff but past players have reached out.After that, it was about moving on. You have to take it as a man. Its a mans game. Sometimes, things dont go your way. Its about how you respond. Thats all I focused in on.Townsend said he focused on the form he had shown through much of 20166 in the lead-up to the clash with the Cowboys. Washington Redskins Greg Stroman Jersey. I thought about the things Id done this year, he said.My preparation and work ethic hasnt changed. Ive tried to focus in on that. It was about backing myself, knowing that Ive put in the work and the time to put in a good performance. Ive had plenty of support from the boys in the locker room and coaching staff.Townsend will head into Sunday weeks grand final full of confidence.Im very pleased I could put in a performance I know I can do.For me, it was about getting back to basics. Im not only happy how Ive responded, its the greatest bunch of boys. It was about believing about myself and what Ive done. I backed myself and Ive done that since day one.Townsends halves partner James Maloney never doubted he would bounce back.I dont know if it was a tough period. He had one game that wasnt perfect; I dont think it was as terrible as everyone was saying, Maloney said.We knew, hes been outstanding for us all year so I had every faith he was going to come back and do the job. Hes very important to this side and, no doubt, hes got another big 80 in him. China Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys NFL T-shirts From China Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale Jerseys 2019 ' ' '