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Colorado Skates Past Minnesota 2-0 - Recap

Colorado's defense, led by netminder Semyon Varlamov, shut down Minnesota 2-0 at Xcel Energy Center on on Sunday.

Bettors who backed the Avalanche were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Jamie McGinn (2) scored for the Avalanche in the victory. McGinn opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 1:42 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Peter Mueller and Stefan Elliott.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 30-save effort for the Avalanche.

Matt Hackett stopped 34 of 36 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 1-for-2, while the Wild were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 36-30.