The Minnesota Wild defeat Colorado 1-0 Thursday night to expand their lead in the Northwest Division.  Niklas Backstrom had 27 saves to get the shutout in net and Devin Setoguchi scored the lone Minnesota goal.  The Wild were outshot 27-18.

Minnesota is 11-5-3 and with 25 points lead the Northwest Division by 5 points over Edmonton and 6 points over Vancouver.  The Wild will host St. Louis at 7pm Saturday night, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:35.