Minnesota got a 38-save performance from Jose Theodore as the Wild handed Colorado a 4-3 loss on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +127 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Andrew Brunette (2), Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Kyle Brodziak each scored for the Wild in the victory. Brodziak opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 0:33 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nick Schultz and Cal Clutterbuck.
Jose Theodore turned in a 38-save effort for the Wild.
Milan Hejduk (2) and Chris Stewart scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.
Colorado got a 21-stop effort from Craig Anderson in the loss.
Minnesota scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Colorado outshot Minnesota 41-25 in the game.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Coyotes. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track vs Anaheim.