The Wild came away with a much needed win on what would be Mikko Koivu’s 500th career game. The Wild winning for the first time in 5 games while on a road trip.
Wild Goal Niklas Backstrom was great at goal with 23 saves. Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation to tie the game at 1 a piece, Jiri Hudler scored for the Flames.
In the shootout it was Koivu who came through to score the game winner, cleanly beating Calgary Goal Leland Irving on a forehand goal. Alex Tanguay’s shot was stopped buy Backstrom’s pad and that was it.
Calgary has lost their last 8 shootout games. It was exactly 1 year ago that they won a game in the shootout. Calgary heads to Dallas for a Wednesday night game and Minnesota will go to Vancouver for a Tuesday night game.
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Written by Jeff Heimerl
Sports fan, recently transplanted from the Land of 10,000 lakes (MN) to the great state of Texas! Enjoy following almost all teams and sports. Big Green Bay Packer fan!