Minnesota 4, Colorado 2

Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 L1
Minnesota 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W1


Wild 4, Avalanche 2:
Dany Heatley scored a pair of power-play goals and Zach Parise recorded two assists in his Wild debut as Minnesota used a big second period to down visiting Colorado.

Rookie Mikael Granlund and Pierre-Marc Bouchard each added a goal while Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves for the Wild, who signed Parise and Ryan Suter to twin 13-year, $98 million contracts before the lockout last summer.

John Mitchell and Cody McLeod scored for the Avalanche, who went 0-for-3 on the power play.

Suter was on the ice when Mitchell’s tip of a rebound went between Backstrom’s pads to put Colorado up 1-0 in the first period. Parise began earning the big contract in the second period, when his entry pass form the corner found Heatley in front of the net for the tying goal at the 3:26 mark.

Granlund scored his first NHL goal 53 seconds later on a rebound of Jared Spurgeon’s shot. Heatley and Parise combined again to make it 3-1, when the former knocked a rebound of Parise’s shot past Semyon Varmalov at the 10:01 mark.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Avalanche crept within 3-2 in the third but Bouchard’s goal put it away with 1:35 left. … Mikko Koivu got the second assist on each of Heatley’s goals. … Suter blocked four shots but finished as a minus-1 with two penalty minutes in his Minnesota debut.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Minnesota
Cody McLeod 1 Points Dany Heatley 2
Cody McLeod 1 Goals Dany Heatley 2
Steve Downie 1 Assists Mikko Koivu 2
N/A Power Play Goals Dany Heatley 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .886 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .926
Semyon Varlamov 31 Saves Niklas Backstrom 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 27 2 0-3 5-7 19 27
Minnesota 35 4 2-7 3-3 11 32

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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