Kyle Brodziak was the difference, potting a pair for Minnesota on Friday as the Wild skated off with a 4-2 victory over the Devils at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Kyle Brodziak (2), Dany Heatley, and Casey Wellman each scored for the Wild in the victory. Heatley opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 3:14 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jared Spurgeon and Niklas Backstrom.
Josh Harding stopped 22 of 22 New Jersey shots in the victory.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Josh Harding.
New Jersey got an 11-stop effort from Johan Hedberg in the loss.
Minnesota scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 31-16.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Anaheim looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head on the road to face Winnipeg.