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Wild Fall 5-4 Against Colorado - Game Recap

Colorado got a pair of goals from Paul Stastny as the Avalanche skated to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

Colorado was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Colorado got goals from Paul Stastny (2), Jamie McGinn, Ryan O'Reilly, and Gabriel Landeskog in the victory. Landeskog opened the scoring at 13:14 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 29-save effort for the Avalanche.

Minnesota got goals from Ryan Suter, Kyle Brodziak, Charlie Coyle, and Erik Haula in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 26 of 31 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-4, while the Wild were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 33-31.