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Phoenix Ices Minnesota 4-1 - Recap

Taylor Pyatt was the difference, potting a pair for Phoenix on Saturday as the Coyotes skated off with a 4-1 victory over the Wild at Xcel Energy Center.

Phoenix won as a -142 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played PUSH the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Taylor Pyatt (2), Radim Vrbata, and Mikkel Boedker each scored for the Coyotes in the victory. Boedker opened the scoring for Phoenix, finding the back of the net at 5:34 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Shane Doan.

Mike Smith stopped 23 of 24 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Mike Smith.

Minnesota got a 24-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Phoenix went 0-for-5, while the Wild were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 28-24.