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Colorado vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 5-3

Minnesota earned a 5-3 victory over Colorado behind a 2-goal performance from Mikko Koivu on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota was favored by -143 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Minnesota got goals from Mikko Koivu (2), Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell, and Jonas Brodin in the victory. Mitchell opened the scoring at 3:04 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 29-save effort for the Wild.

Colorado got goals from P.A. Parenteau (2) and Gabriel Landeskog in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 35 of 39 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-4, while the Avalanche were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 40-32.