Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild

 | 28-13-3
  • Goals For
    136 GF
  • Goals Against
    116 GA
  • Power Play %
    18.0 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    84.2 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    425 PIM
  • The Canadian Press

    Minnesota plays Arizona, aims for 5th straight victory

    Minnesota Wild (28-13-3, third in the West Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (20-21-5, fourth in the West Division) Glendale, Arizona; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Coyotes +120, Wild -148; over/under is 0 BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota seeks to keep its four-game win streak alive when the Wild take on Arizona. The Coyotes have gone 20-21-5 against division opponents. Arizona has converted on 19.9% of power-play opportunities, scoring 30 power-play goals. The Wild are 28-13-3 against the rest of their division. Minnesota averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Carson Soucy leads the team serving 47 total minutes. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Conor Garland leads the Coyotes with 22 assists and has 32 points this season. Jakob Chychrun has four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Arizona. Soucy leads the Wild with a plus-20 in 38 games this season. Kirill Kaprizov has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota. LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 4-6-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .884 save percentage. Wild: 7-2-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .898 save percentage. INJURIES: Coyotes: Tyler Pitlick: day to day (upper body). Wild: Nick Bjugstad: day to day (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Talbot stops 22 shots, Wild beat Coyotes 5-2
    The Canadian Press

    Talbot stops 22 shots, Wild beat Coyotes 5-2

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot stopped 22 shots and the Minnesota Wild stretched their winning streak to four games with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. Kirill Kaprizov, Jordan Greenway and Marcus Johansson also scored to help the Wild strengthen their playoff position. Minnesota has 59 points, 14 ahead of fourth-place Arizona in the West Division. Jonas Brodin added an empty-net goal for Minnesota. Christian Fischer scored his first goal in 48 regular-season games and Alex Goligoski also scored for the Coyotes, who had numerous defensive breakdowns in losing for the sixth time in seven games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 19 shots. Arizona had an emotional game on Saturday, playing after 9-year-old Leighton Accardo was posthumously inducted into the team's ring of honour. The Coyotes took a while to regain their focus, falling into a two-goal hole against St. Louis before rallying for a 3-2 win to leapfrog the Blues for fourth in the West. The Wild, fresh off winning three straight home games, had the early jump on the Coyotes and scored on tic-tac-toe passing to Kaprizov for his 18th goal, matching Marian Gaborik's team rookie record. He also broke Gaborik's rookie record with his 37th point. Fischer tied it late in the period, beating Talbot to the glove side after picking off a pass by Ryan Suter at the top of the circles for his first regular-season goal since Feb. 19, 2020. Greenway scored early the second period, one-timing a pass from Marcus Foligno after a breakdown by the Coyotes in the neutral zone. Johansson made it 3-1 midway through the period, chipping a rebound between Kuemper's pads on a power play. Carson Soucy appeared to push the lead to three goals a minute later, but it was waved off for goalie interference against Foligno. Goligoski pulled the Coyotes within one 1:15 into the third period on a shot from the left circle Talbot couldn't see through Fischer's screen. The Wild went back up by two with a screen of their own when Kuemper was unable to see Fiala's shot with two players in front. UP NEXT The Wild are 6-1 against the Coyotes heading into Wednesday's season series finale. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Marshall, The Associated Press