Minnesota vs Phoenix Recap - Wild Win 3-2
|Minnesota vs Phoenix Recap - Wild Win 3-2|
Minnesota earned a 3-2 victory over Phoenix behind a 2-goal performance from Andrew Brunette on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.
The Wild were a +153 underdog in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.
Andrew Brunette (2) and Brent Burns each scored for the Wild in the victory. Brunette opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 6:52 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Antti Miettinen and Mikko Koivu.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 33-save effort for the Wild.
Taylor Pyatt and Martin Hanzal scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 30 of 33 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-3, while the Coyotes were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Phoenix outshot Minnesota 35-33 in the game.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Kings. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.