Minnesota Skates Past San Jose 5-3 - Recap

Minnesota Skates Past San Jose 5-3 - Recap

Minnesota got a pair of goals from Kyle Brodziak as the Wild skated to a 5-3 victory over San Jose on Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a +118 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Minnesota got goals from Kyle Brodziak (2), Chuck Kobasew, Mikko Koivu, and Brent Burns in the victory. Brodziak opened the scoring at 7:08 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 of 32 San Jose shots in the victory.

Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Antero Niittymaki stopped 19 of 24 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-5, while the Sharks were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 32-24.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Predators. San Jose, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.