San Jose vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 1-0

San Jose vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 1-0

Minnesota's defense, led by netminder Niklas Backstrom, shut down San Jose 1-0 at Xcel Energy Center on on Tuesday.

The Wild were a +120 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Minnesota got a goal from Andrew Brunette in the victory. Brunette opened the scoring at 13:19 of the second period.

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

Antero Niittymaki stopped 15 of 16 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-9, while the Sharks were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

San Jose outshot Minnesota 36-16 in the game.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track at St. Louis.