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Avs Lose in Overtime

The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Minnesota Wild in overtime 5-4 at the Pepsi Center and ended their season in game 7 of the first series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Avs Ryan O'Reilly and goalie Semyon Varlamov watch the puck after a winning goal by the Wild in an overtime game 7 at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Ryan O'Reilly and goalie Semyon Varlamov watch the puck after a winning goal by the Wild in an overtime game 7 at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov shuts his eyes as Wild celebrate around him after beating Avs 5-4 in overtime and winning game 7 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov shuts his eyes as Wild celebrate around him after beating Avs 5-4 in overtime and winning game 7 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A shocked Avalanche team watches the Wild win in overtime at the Pepsi Center in game 7 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
A shocked Avalanche team watches the Wild win in overtime at the Pepsi Center in game 7 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Nate Guenin and Wild Cody McCormick tangle as Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov saves a goal during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Nate Guenin and Wild Cody McCormick tangle as Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov saves a goal during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs P.A. Parenteau is unable to score while being defended by Wild Marco Scandella during overtime. Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper defends the goal and the Avs lose 5-4.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs P.A. Parenteau is unable to score while being defended by Wild Marco Scandella during overtime. Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper defends the goal and the Avs lose 5-4. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Noah Murphy (left) with the Party Crashers drum corp entertain Colorado Avalanche fans as they get to the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. They were wearing this year's motto for the Avalanche,
Noah Murphy (left) with the Party Crashers drum corp entertain Colorado Avalanche fans as they get to the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. They were wearing this year's motto for the Avalanche, "Why Not Us". The Avalanche played the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Colorado Avalanche Nick Holden takes a few solitary moments to stretch in the hallways of the Pepsi before game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Colorado Avalanche Nick Holden takes a few solitary moments to stretch in the hallways of the Pepsi before game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Colorado Avalanche during the national anthem before game 7 against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Avs lost in overtime 5-4. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Colorado Avalanche during the national anthem before game 7 against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Avs lost in overtime 5-4. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Jamie McGinn scores the second goal during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Jamie McGinn scores the second goal during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Joey Hishon, Ryan Wilson, Jamie McGinn, and Maxime Talbot celebrate after McGinn scored during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Joey Hishon, Ryan Wilson, Jamie McGinn, and Maxime Talbot celebrate after McGinn scored during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Andre Benoit and Wild Mikael Granlund fight for the puck during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Andre Benoit and Wild Mikael Granlund fight for the puck during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Nate Guenin controls the puck while being pursued by Wild Zach Parise during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Nate Guenin controls the puck while being pursued by Wild Zach Parise during the first period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Avs Gabriel Landeskog (front) and Wild Mikael Granlund fight for the puck during the second period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Avs Gabriel Landeskog (front) and Wild Mikael Granlund fight for the puck during the second period of a Colorado Avalanche game against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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