Recap - Wild Defeat Phoenix 6-5
|Recap - Wild Defeat Phoenix 6-5|
Jose Theodore made 39 stops Sunday to lead the Wild over the Coyotes 6-5 at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Andrew Brunette (2), Nick Schultz, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Burns, and Cam Barker each scored for the Wild in the victory. Brunette opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 19:55 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mikko Koivu and Antti Miettinen.
Jose Theodore turned in a 39-save effort for the Wild.
Phoenix got goals from Ray Whitney (2), Ed Jovanovski, Scottie Upshall, and Keith Yandle in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jason LaBarbera stopped 23 of 29 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-1, while the Coyotes were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 44-29.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Devils. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Columbus.