Free Press ★★★
★ Wild forward Mikko Koivu accounted for all the Wild scoring, notching goals in the first and third periods to earn Minnesota a hard-fought win.
★★ Wild forward Zach Parise is worth the price of admission at Xcel Energy Centre all by himself and was a presence everytime he stepped on the ice last night.
★★★ Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien’s goal early in the 3rd period was the defenceman’s fourth in four games.
Winnipeg’s 3rd period comeback attempt Sunday night would have been the 4th time they’d come back to win this season when trailing after two periods. But after tying the game 1-1 early in the third, the Jets gave up the game-winner late in the 3rd last night when Wild forward Mikko Koivu notched his second of the game.
"I thought we played a pretty good road game. I thought we made some mistakes that led to the defensive zone faceoff that led to the goal that led to the game."
— Jets head coach Claude Noel on how a defensive lapse late in the third period spoiled an otherwise decent effort by his team
1. Minnesota, Koivu 3 (Parise, Scandella) 16:37
Penalties — Parise Minn (interference) 7:50, Scheifele Wpg (tripping) 17:52.
Penalties — Cooke Minn (highsticking) 6:31, Clitsome Wpg (tripping) 18:12.
2. Winnipeg, Byfuglien 4 (Little, Wheeler) 0:54 3. Minnesota, Koivu 4 (Coyle, Suter) 16:48 Penalties — None. Shots on goal by
Winnipeg 2 14 6 — 22 Minnesota 9 8 7 — 24
Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (L,8-8-2); Minnesota: Harding (W,12-2-2).
Power plays (goal-chances) — Winnipeg: 0-2; Minnesota: 0-2.
Referees — Tom Kowal, Kevin Pollock.
Linesmen — Don Henderson, Steve Miller.
Attendance — 18,283 (17,954) at St. Paul, Minn.
Winnipeg returns home for a three-game stand starting tonight against Calgary.
Flames at Jets
MTS Centre, 7 p.m. TSN 1290 / TSN Jets