Posted: Jan 28, 2010 9:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - Martin Havlat's goal with 4:49 left sent the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 win over Colorado on Thursday night, denying Craig Anderson another shutout and handing the Avalanche their first loss since Jan. 8 at Carolina.
Anderson, going for his third shutout in four games, slid to his right in anticipation of a shot from Kyle Brodziak, who instead backhanded the puck to Havlat. The Wild forward was sandwiched between two Colorado defenders and slid the puck into the open net.
Anderson's shutout streak ended at 126 minutes, 24 seconds.
Anderson, who finished with 25 saves, was pulled with 2:29 left when the Avs had a power play, but Josh Harding had two of his 29 saves during the power play to cap his first shutout of the season.
The Wild have won five of six games against the Avalanche this season.
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