Minnesota 6, Colorado 4

Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 15-10-1-1 10-3-0-1 5-7-1-0 W2
Colorado 10-13-3-1 8-4-1-0 2-9-2-1 L3


Wild 6, Avalanche 4: Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added an assist as visiting Minnesota benefited from a season-high four first-period goals to sweep its home-and-home series with Colorado.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and defenseman Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist apiece for the Wild, who won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 3-0-1 against the Avalanche. Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck also scored and Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 10 of 14 shots in the first period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 12 of 14 in the final 40 minutes. Captain Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist while PA Parenteau, John Mitchell and Chuck Kobasew also scored for Colorado, which has allowed 15 goals on a three-game losing skid.

Suter opened the scoring on a power play 4:16 into the game, Setoguchi made it 2-0 just 1:44 later and Clutterbuck extended the lead 3:04 after that. Mitchell got the Avalanche on the board before Brodziak closed the period by restoring Minnesota’s three-goal advantage.

Matt Duchene set up second-period goals by Parenteau and Landeskog to pull Colorado within one before Bouchard’s backhand shot eluded Varlamov 12:02 into the session and Setoguchi scored his second of the game - and fourth in the last three - midway through the third on a nice feed from Bouchard. Kobasew cut into the lead with under two minutes remaining, but it wasn’t enough.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Setoguchi’s assist was the 100th of his career. Wild RW Dany Heatley had two assists to reach 400 in his career. … Colorado veteran Milan Hejduk was a healthy scratch one game after returning from a torso injury. … The Avalanche fell to 4-7-0 against Northwest Division opponents.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Colorado
Devin Setoguchi 3 Points Gabriel Landeskog 2
Devin Setoguchi 2 Goals Gabriel Landeskog 1
Dany Heatley 2 Assists Matt Duchene 2
Ryan Suter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .875 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .857
Niklas Backstrom 28 Saves Semyon Varlamov 12

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 28 6 1-2 2-2 16 34
Colorado 32 4 0-2 1-2 16 31

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Wild have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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