Minnesota 4, Phoenix 3

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 13-15-2-3 10-7-1-0 3-8-1-3 L7
Minnesota 20-10-1-1 12-3-0-1 8-7-1-0 W7

Recap


Wild 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Defenseman Ryan Suter tied the game with 55 seconds left in the third period and captain Mikko Koivu scored 2:43 into overtime as host Minnesota extended its winning streak to seven games.

Suter’s screen shot beat Jason LaBarbera to the glove side, and Koivu drove to the net from below the right faceoff circle and stuffed in his ninth goal. Torrey Mitchell and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild, while Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves in his 12th straight start.

Defenseman Michael Stone gave Phoenix a 3-2 lead 1:52 into the third period after Rob Klinkhammer and Boyd Gordon scored in the second to erase a deficit. Klinkhammer and Gordon each added an assist, David Moss set up a pair of goals and LaBarbera made 33 saves for the Coyotes, who are winless in their last seven (0-5-2).

Mitchell gave the Wild a 1-0 lead as he buried the rebound of Mike Rupp’s shot on the rush for his third goal. Minnesota doubled the advantage when Cullen batted down a poor clearing pass by LaBarbera and popped the puck into an open net 5:29 into the second session.

Klinkhammer scored his fourth goal in eight games since being recalled from the American Hockey League, beating Backstrom from the slot as he was being knocked down at 11:13 of the second. Phoenix tied it only 3:15 later as Gordon was positioned at the left post to deflect defenseman Keith Yandle’s shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Koivu also notched an assist on Suter’s tying goal and has eight points in his last five games. … Phoenix LW Steve Sullivan played in his 999th career game. His 1,000th could be on Thursday at Nashville, where he spent six seasons. … Phoenix is 5-0-2 in its last seven trips to Minnesota.
 

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Minnesota
Boyd Gordon 2 Points Mikko Koivu 2
Boyd Gordon 1 Goals Mikko Koivu 1
David Moss 2 Assists Mikko Koivu 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jason LaBarbera .892 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .889
Jason LaBarbera 33 Saves Niklas Backstrom 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 27 3 0-2 4-4 18 27
Minnesota 37 4 0-4 2-2 14 36

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Wild have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .421 after a loss.