NHL Game Summary - Minnesota at Colorado|
(Thursday, January 28th)
Final Score: Minnesota 1, Colorado 0
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Josh Harding made 29 saves to post his first
shutout of the season, leading Minnesota over Colorado, 1-0, at Pepsi Center.
Martin Havlat recorded the only goal of the contest for the Wild, winners of
three straight games.
Craig Anderson stopped 25 shots for the Avalanche, who saw their six-game
winning streak end after being shut out for the first time since December 9
against Minnesota in Denver.
Minnesota finally snapped a scoreless tie with 4:49 left in regulation, when
Havlat tapped home a blind, backhand feed from Kyle Brodziak in the low slot.
"It was a big battle right down to the last seconds. We knew after the
second, one play was going to be the difference," Havlat admitted. "I was
trying to pass it, and he (Brodziak) made a great pass back to me and I was
able to push it underneath him (Anderson)."
Anderson was pulled for an extra skater with 2:36 to play, then seconds later
the Avs were awarded a power play.
The Wild closed out the game with two barely unsuccessful tries on the empty
"It was a pretty boring game other than that (goal)," Anderson said. "We
didn't get the bounces tonight and that's something which hasn't happened all
Harding has four career whitewashes...Minnesota won five of the six games in
the season series and have won five of the last six games against the
Avalanche in Colorado.
01/28 23:46:29 ET