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Game 4 Postgame Notes vs. Colorado - April 24

Friday, 04.25.2014 / 12:30 AM / News
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Game 4 Postgame Notes vs. Colorado - April 24
Game 4 Postgame Notes vs. Colorado - April 24

Minnesota outshot Colorado, 32-12, to earn a 2-1 victory in Game 4 Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild evened the first-round playoff series, 2-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 19,396 fans – the largest playoff crowd at Xcel Energy Center in franchise history. D Jared Spurgeon and C Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota, while G Darcy Kuemper made 11 saves in the win. Minnesota travels to Colorado for Game 5 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM in Minnesota, NBC Sports Network nationally in the U.S., and TSN and RDS in Canada.

The Wild set a playoff franchise record allowing only 12 shots in the games, surpassing 13 allowed vs. Vancouver, 4/29/03. It’s the second-lowest shots allowed by an NHL team in a playoff games since 2007-08 (Calgary, allowed 10 San Jose shots 4/15/08). Minnesota has outshot Colorado, 143-94, in the series, including 78-34 in the last two games.

The Wild evened the series, 2-2, and has won two home playoff games for the first time in its seven all-time playoff series.

Minnesota and Colorado have played in one-goal games in 12 of their 17 all-time playoff games, including 11 of the last 13 meetings.

Minnesota killed all four Colorado power-play attempts. The Wild is 14-for-15 on the PK through four games this series, only allowing an empty-net, power-play goal in Game 2. Minnesota entered the series having killed 15 straight Avalanche power-play attempts dating back eight regular-season games. Colorado ranked T-5th in the NHL this season with a 19.8% conversion rate on the power play.

D Jared Spurgeon earned his first career playoff point, scoring 3:47 into the game. The goal set a franchise record for fastest Wild goal to start a playoff game at Xcel Energy Center.

LW Zach Parise tallied an assist on Spurgeon’s goal, extending his career-best playoff assist streak to four games, leading the Wild with five assists and points this series. He has 49 points in 70 playoff contests (22-27=49). He posted 10 points (5-5=10) in the final nine games of the regular season.

C Mikael Granlund earned the secondary assist on Spurgeon’s goal, registering his second point in as many games (1-1=2) after netting the Game 3 overtime winner Monday night. He won 8-of-12 faceoffs (66.7%) on the night.

C Charlie Coyle scored the Wild’s second goal of the game, setting a new career-high with three playoff points (3-0=3) this series, and leading the Wild in goals this postseason. He has five points (3-2=5) in nine career playoff games.

RW Jason Pominville assisted on Coyle’s goal earning his second helper in as many games. He has collected 30 points (12-18=30) in 51 career playoff games.

G Darcy Kuemper made his second career playoff start making 11 saves. Colorado’s goal at 13:25 in the second period ended his shutout playoff streak at 138:07 dating back to last season. He became the first Wild goalie to record a playoff shutout with 22 saves in Game 3 and has stopped 47-of-48 shots this series.

C Ryan O’Reilly scored for Colorado, while G Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves.

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