Minnesota 1, Colorado 0

Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 25-19-2-5 13-7-1-2 12-12-1-3 W1
Colorado 26-25-2-0 14-13-0-0 12-12-2-0 L4


Niklas Backstrom made 37 saves for his third shutout of the season and 25th of his career as the Minnesota Wild outlasted the home Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday.

Backstrom improved to 20-5-2 lifetime against the Avalanche in handing them their fourth straight loss.

Greg Zanon scored the lone goal – his second of the season – at 6:04 of the first period. After Kyle Brodziak won the faceoff, Dany Heatley tipped the puck back to Zanon, who fluttered a shot from the point passed a screened Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Heatley, with an assist, picked up his eighth point in his last four games.

The Wild almost had a two-goal lead as time expired in the second period only to have Giguere make a highlight-reel save.

After literally being swept into the net by a rushing Brodziak, Cal Clutterbuck snapped a shot headed for the top of the net that Giguere – half down and half in the net – somehow blocked with his left arm.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Colorado
Greg Zanon 1 Points N/A
Greg Zanon 1 Goals N/A
Kyle Brodziak 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom 1.000 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .952
Niklas Backstrom 37 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 21 1 0-1 1-1 16 31
Colorado 37 0 0-1 1-1 16 31

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .370 after a loss.
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