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Colorado vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 1-0

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

The Wild were a -118 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Minnesota got a goal from Devin Setoguchi in the victory. Setoguchi opened the scoring at 17:29 of the third period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 27-save effort for the Wild.

Colorado got a 17-stop effort from Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the loss.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-1, while the Avalanche were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Colorado outshot Minnesota 27-18 in the game.

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