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NHL: Minnesota 1, Colorado 0

Nov. 17, 2011 at 10:59 PM   |   Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom's 27 saves brought him his second shutout of the season Thursday in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over Colorado.

Backstrom has 24 shutouts in his six-year NHL career, all of it spent with the Wild. His largest single-season total has been eight, set in 2008-09.

The game's lone goal came from Devin Setoguchi on a tip-in with just 2:31 remaining in regulation.

Minnesota, which has the early lead in the Northwest Division, has won three in a row and eight of its last 10. This was the opener of a six-game homestand.

Colorado has lost seven of eight overall and dropped five straight games on the road. The Avalanche won their first six road games this year.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 17 shots in taking the loss.

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