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Minnesota Ices Boston 4-3 - Recap

Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Boston on Tuesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a +122 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

The win was clinched by Mikko Koivu, who beat Tuukka Rask in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota. Minnesota got goals from Jason Pominville (2) and Ryan Suter in the victory. Pominville opened the scoring at 1:05 of the first period.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 21 of 24 Boston shots in the victory.

Loui Eriksson, Patrice Bergeron, and Reilly Smith scored for the Bruins, finding the net behind Ilya Bryzgalov.

Boston got a 21-stop effort from Tuukka Rask in the loss.

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

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Blues. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Winnipeg.