Minnesota 3, Florida 2

Friday, November 15, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 4-12-1-3 3-4-1-2 1-8-0-1 L1
Minnesota 12-4-1-3 9-1-1-1 3-3-0-2 W3


Wild 3, Panthers 2: Charlie Coyle snapped a tie with 8:22 remaining in the third period as host Minnesota extended its point streak to seven games.

Jason Pominville recorded a goal and an assist while Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who are 6-0-1 this month. Captain Mikko Koivu set up a pair of tallies and Josh Harding made 22 saves to improve to 9-0-0 at home.

Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers, who have won only one of their last 11 contests (1-6-4).

Minnesota entered the third period with a 2-0 lead, but Kopecky converted a feed from Jesse Winchester following a turnover in front of the net at 3:31 and Huberdeau forged a tie with his fourth of the season less than six minutes later. The Wild moved ahead for good when Koivu made a pass from behind the net to Coyle, who beat Tim Thomas (17 saves) from the doorstep.

Parise opened the scoring 4:59 into the game by converting a power-play opportunity for his 10th tally. Pominville, who helped set up Parise's score, doubled the lead with one of his own at 13:38.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wild, who have won five straight at home, have earned at least one point in 11 of their last 12 overall games (9-1-2). ... Florida fell to 1-3-0 under interim coach Peter Horachek. ... The Panthers, who fell to 0-8-1 on the road since winning their season opener in Dallas, have yet to capture two games in a row.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Minnesota
Jonathan Huberdeau 1 Points Jason Pominville 2
Jonathan Huberdeau 1 Goals Jason Pominville 1
Nick Bjugstad 1 Assists Mikko Koivu 2
N/A Power Play Goals Zach Parise 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .850 Save Percentage Josh Harding .917
Tim Thomas 17 Saves Josh Harding 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 24 2 0-3 2-3 6 25
Minnesota 20 3 1-3 3-3 6 27

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Wild have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Panthers have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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