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Phoenix Falls 4-3 to Wild - Recap

Minnesota got a pair of goals from Dany Heatley as the Wild skated to a 4-3 victory over Phoenix on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena. Minnesota won as a +117 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window. Minnesota got goals from Dany Heatley (2), Jason Zucker, and Jared Spurgeon in the victory. Zucker opened the scoring at 1:35 of the first period. Niklas Backstrom turned in a 25-save effort for the Wild. Phoenix got goals from Shane Doan, Rostislav Klesla, and Keith Yandle in the loss, but it wasn't enough. Mike Smith stopped 15 of 19 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory. On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-5, while the Coyotes were 0-for-3 with the man advantage. Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 28-23. Minnesota heads into a battle against the Ducks. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Anaheim.