Haula sent a high shot past Fleury to snap a 2-2 tie at 6:54 of the middle period for his fifth goal this season and third in two games. Haula also scored twice in Friday’s 5-4 home win over Buffalo.
Bratt got his sixth of the season on the power play with 3:21 remaining in the second to give New Jersey a two-goal lead. He increased his season total to 14 points and gave the Devils a league-best 14 power-play goals.
Middleton’s first of the season pulled the Wild back within one with 4:43 left in the third.
Minnesota had a power-play for the game’s final 1:37 but could not covert.
Bratt opened the scoring for the Devils at 6:15 of the first.
Maroon scored his first goal with Minnesota to tie the game with 5:07 remaining in the opening period. The 35-year-old forward joined the Wild this season after winning two Stanley Cups with Tampa Bay and another with St. Louis in 2019.
Hartman put the Wild ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal at 2:31 of the second. It was his sixth.
Toffoli then tied it with a power-play goal at 6:10 of the second. The goal was Toffoli’s seventh.
Devils captain Nico Hischier was scratched after he received a high hit from Buffalo’s Connor Clifton on Friday for which Clifton was suspended two games. Devils coach Lindy Ruff said before the game Hischier is day-to-day.
The teams meet in Minnesota on Thursday to complete the home-and-home set.
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Allan Kreda, The Associated Press