Minnesota 1, Colorado 0

Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 8-10-1-0 2-6-0-0 6-4-1-0 L3
Minnesota 11-5-2-1 6-2-1-0 5-3-1-1 W3


Devin Setoguchi scored with 2:31 to play and Niklas Backstrom registered his 24th career shutout as the Minnesota Wild won their third straight game by nipping the visiting Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday.

Setoguchi wristed a 30-footer past Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the unassisted game-winner, his second goal in as many contests.

Backstrom turned aside 27 shots to notch his second shutout of the season and improve to 18-4-2 lifetime against Colorado.

In winning his third straight start, Backstrom sent the reeling Avalanche to their seventh loss in eight games (1-6-1) in November.

Giguere needed to make only 17 saves as Colorado dropped a fourth straight matchup with the Wild and lost for the ninth time in its last 11 games at Minnnesota.

The Avalanche welcomed back right wing Brandon Yip, who played his first game since suffering a broken forearm during training camp. The Wild were without defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who is the team's third player to suffer a concussion in the past week.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Minnesota
N/A Points Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Assists Dany Heatley 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere .944 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom 1.000
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 17 Saves Niklas Backstrom 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 27 0 0-3 1-1 9 24
Minnesota 18 1 0-1 3-3 11 26

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Wild have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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