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Colorado Falls 3-1 to Wild - Recap

Niklas Backstrom stopped 36 shots against Colorado on Thursday, leading Minnesota to a 3-1 victory at Pepsi Center.

Minnesota was an underdog by +148 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen (2) and Andrew Brunette in the victory. Cullen opened the scoring at 9:23 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 36-save effort for the Wild.

David Jones scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Peter Budaj stopped 18 of 18 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-3, while the Avalanche were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 37-32.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track vs Detroit.