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Minnesota Skates Past San Jose 2-1 - Recap

The Wild earned a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday at HP Pavilion.

Minnesota won as a +173 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring at 17:41 of the first period.

Matt Hackett turned in a 34-save effort for the Wild.

Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Matt Hackett.

Antti Niemi stopped 19 of 21 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-2, while the Sharks were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 42-21.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.