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Sharks Fall 2-0 Against Minnesota - Game Recap

San Jose couldn't break through the Minnesota defense on Saturday, failing to score on Niklas Backstrom in a 2-0 loss at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota was favored by -128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

Minnesota got goals from Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon in the victory. Parise opened the scoring at 12:10 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 33-save effort for the Wild.

San Jose got a 22-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.

Minnesota scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 33-24.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stars. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track at Anaheim.