Minnesota Hockey News: Wild shutout Avalanche 1-0Minnesota Sports
-- Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom recorded his third shutout of the year and 25th of his career as the Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 last night in Denver.
DENVER - Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom recorded his third shutout of the year and 25th of his career as the Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 last night in Denver.
Greg Zanon's first period goal held up to be the lone marker of the contest. Minnesota has won three of four and remains in playoff position with the victory. Colorado has lost four in-a-row, all by one goal. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves in defeat. Minnesota visits Dallas tomorrow night. The team will practice in Texas today.
The start time of the Minnesota Wild home game against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, February 19th has been moved back by 30 minutes. The opening faceoff for the game will now be 2:30 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center. The game will be broadcast on national television as part of "Hockey Day in America" with NBC originating.
Twin Cities native Zach Parise notched the game-winning goal with just under three minutes to play as the New Jersey Devils dropped the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 last night in New Jersey. Parise also hit the back of the net in the first period. The Devils skate again tomorrow afternoon against the Flyers in Philadelphia
There are good days and bad days but overall, injured high school hockey player Jack Jablonski is making "remarkable" progress. That's according to family members posting comments on his CaringBridge website. Jablonski is recovering from a spinal cord injury which happened during a game in late December. The latest progress report says Jablonski, despite getting nauseous and dizzy at times, was able to raise his right arm and feed himself with the help of a therapist.