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Wild Down Colorado 5-2 - Match Report

Minnesota skated to a 5-2 victory over Colorado on Tuesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as -163 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Minnesota got goals from Andrew Brunette, John Madden, Martin Havlat, Kyle Brodziak, and Jared Spurgeon in the victory. Havlat opened the scoring at 7:04 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 of 30 Colorado shots in the victory.

Paul Stastny and Kevin Porter scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Colorado got a 20-stop effort from Peter Budaj in the loss.

Minnesota scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 30-25.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Nashville looking for another win. For Colorado, they head home to face Anaheim.