Minnesota vs Phoenix Wrap - Minnesota Wins 4-1
Minnesota got 3 goals from Justin Fontaine en route to a 4-1 victory over Phoenix on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.
Minnesota was an underdog by +160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
Justin Fontaine (3) and Kyle Brodziak each scored for the Wild in the victory. Fontaine opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 18:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Cooke.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 39-save effort for the Wild.
Mikkel Boedker scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Mike Smith stopped 25 of 28 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-3 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 40-29.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Avalanche. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Anaheim.