Minnesota 2, Winnipeg 1

Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 10-10-1-1 7-5-0-1 3-5-1-0 L1
Minnesota 13-4-1-3 10-1-1-1 3-3-0-2 W4


Wild 2, Jets 1: Captain Mikko Koivu scored his second goal of the game with 3:12 remaining in the third period to snap a tie as Minnesota edged Winnipeg for its sixth straight victory at home.

Koivu hammered a shot over Ondrej Pavelec’s blocker from the left faceoff circle after receiving a pass from along the left-wing boards by Charlie Coyle. Josh Harding turned aside 21 shots for his 12th victory of the season – one shy of his career high set in 2011-12 – for the Wild, who extended their point streak to eight games (7-0-1).

Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored his fourth goal in as many contests for Winnipeg, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end. Pavelec made 22 saves.

Minnesota held the Jets to only two shots in the first period and took the lead when Koivu rolled down the slot to knock home a pass from Zach Parise at 16:37. Harding, who improved to 10-0-0 at home, stopped all 14 shots he faced in the middle session to maintain the advantage, highlighting the period with a nifty glove save on Byfuglien.

The Jets tied it 54 seconds into the third, when Bryan Little wheeled to the top of the faceoff circle and whipped a shot that went in off Byfuglien’s stick. Koivu followed with his first game-winner of the season, giving him three goals and six assists during his six-game point streak.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wild D Ryan Suter also had an assist on Koivu’s third-period goal and finished with a game-high seven blocked shots. … Winnipeg D Zach Bogosian was held out of the lineup with a groin injury, which he suffered Friday against Philadelphia, and is out indefinitely. … Harding’s 14 saves in the second period matched his total in his 2-1 victory over the Jets in Minnesota on Oct. 10. 

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Minnesota
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Points Mikko Koivu 2
Dustin Byfuglien 1 Goals Mikko Koivu 2
Bryan Little 1 Assists Charlie Coyle 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .917 Save Percentage Josh Harding .955
Ondrej Pavelec 22 Saves Josh Harding 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 22 1 0-2 2-2 4 19
Minnesota 24 2 0-2 2-2 4 33

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Wild have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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