Colorado is 4-6-1, and is coming off three straight losses, including a 3-2 setback in OT to Phoenix on the 11th.
''At the end of the day, it's a terrible bounce,'' said the Avs Matt Duchene. ''As soon as you see it happen, you kind of know it's going to go in. That doesn't happen very often. It's a tough bounce.''
The Avs had there chances though, and were simply unable to put the puck in the net, going 0 for 4 with the man advantage.
Note that Colorado has seen the total go "under" the number in three of four this year when playing against a team with a losing record.
Minnesota is 6-6-1, and is coming off a 2-1 setback at Vancouver on the 12th.
Devin Setoguchi scored the lone goal for Minnesota, snapping the Wilds two game win streak.
It was in fact just the seventh goal that the Wild have scored in their last six games.
Note that Minnesota has seen the total go "under" the number in four of five vs. teams with losing records.
I believe these offensively challenged clubs battle to a low-scoring affair on Thursday night!