Paul Stastny? was needed by his team Thursday night, but the Avalanche's highest- paid player didn't deliver.

For the first time in a game all season, Stastny failed to get a shot on goal in Colorado's 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center — none, despite three Avs power plays and in a game in which the Avs had the puck on their sticks much of the time.