Wild Beat Coyotes Saturday Night in Phoenix
The Minnesota Wild (41-24-7) beat the Arizona Coyotes (23-37-11) 3-1 Saturday night at Gila River Arena in Phoenix. The game marked goaltender Devan Dubnyk's 200th NHL win, and 130th with the Wild.
Nino Niederreiter (17) opened the scoring for Minnesota, and the Wild led 1-0 after the first period. Arizona had the only goal of the second period to knot things up at 1-1. Marcus Foligno (8) gave the Wild the lead for good in the third, and Eric Staal (38) added an empty-netter to give Minnesota the 3-1 win.
With just ten regular season games left, the Wild hang on to third place in the division, just five points behind second place Winnipeg, and five ahead of Colorado and Dallas.
NHL Central Division Standings
The Wild return home to host the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow night at the Xcel Energy center. The puck drops at 7:00 PM CT (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: AM 1240 WJON).