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Minnesota Skates Past Phoenix 4-3 - Recap

The Coyotes came up short Wednesday against the Wild, falling 4-3. The Wild were a -153 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5. Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter, and Torrey Mitchell in the victory. Mitchell opened the scoring at 15:15 of the first period. Niklas Backstrom turned in a 24-save effort for the Wild. Boyd Gordon, Rob Klinkhammer, and Michael Stone scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom. Phoenix got a 33-stop effort from Jason LaBarbera in the loss. Minnesota scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Phoenix went 0-for-2 with the man advantage. Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 37-27. Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stars. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track at Nashville.