Francouz stopped 25 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime after replacing Darcy Kuemper (head) midway through the second period and then turned aside all three shootout attempts in Monday's 4-3 win over the Wild.

The victory in relief extended Francouz's personal win streak to four games, all of which have come since the calendar flipped to January. His 2.94 GAA and .902 save percentage on the season aren't great, but if Kuemper is forced to miss time with his injury, Francouz will need to step up as Colorado's No. 1 netminder.

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