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Minnesota Ices Colorado 3-1 - Recap

The Wild beat Colorado 3-1 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Niklas Backstrom's 29 saves.

The Wild were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Zach Parise, and Devin Setoguchi in the victory. Parise opened the scoring at 6:42 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 of 30 Colorado shots in the victory.

Colorado got a goal from Ryan O'Reilly in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Minnesota outshot Colorado 33-30 in the game.