Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-1
|Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-1|
Minnesota skated to a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild were a -110 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Mikko Koivu, and Cal Clutterbuck in the victory. Clutterbuck opened the scoring at 7:39 of the second period.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 32-save effort for the Wild.
Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tampa Bay got a 21-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-2, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 33-24.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.