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.