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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Andre Benoit and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, battle for the puck in front of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Andre Benoit and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, battle for the puck in front of Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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