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(Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild aim to set a franchise record for victories in a single month when the red-hot club visits the Colorado Avalanche in a Northwest Division matchup from the Pepsi Center.

At 9-1, the Wild have already established the best start in their six-year history. Minnesota has won nine games during a month one time previously, in March of 2003.

The team extended its current win streak to three games with a 3-2 shootout decision over Anaheim on Friday. Mikko Koivu netted the lone goal during the shootout session, while Manny Fernandez made 32 saves in regulation and stopped all three skaters in the deciding phase.

Nick Schultz and Brian Rolston each had regulation goals for the Wild, who avenged a 2-1 defeat to the Ducks on October 20 and improved to 7-0 at home on the young season.

Fernandez currently leads all NHL netminders with a 1.57 goals against average, while Minnesota has killed off 32 consecutive opposing power plays as a team.

The Avalanche, who will close out a three-game homestand tonight, was a 5-3 loser to Washington in their most recent outing on Wednesday. Andrew Brunette recorded two goals and an assist in the setback.

Colorado captain Joe Sakic scored once and assisted on another goal to eclipse the 1,500 point barrier for his career. The veteran center is the 11th player in league history to achieve the milestone.

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