The Wild will need to pick up the pace, especially on the power play during the third period.
The Wild are struggling on the power play, an uncharacteristic zero for four with the extra man. Colorado took advantage of its only power play to go up 2-0 when Ryan Smyth punched a shot from just in front of Wild goal tender Niklas Backstrom.Despite testing Avs goalie Jose Theodore with plenty of shots, they're not handling scoring opportunities well. So far both squads are behaving themselves, there haven’t been any fights, and the pushing and shoving has been modest. Shot totals: MIN 20 COL 7.
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