Koivu, Coyle lead Wild to one-goal win over rival Blackhawks


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The Minnesota Wild won another one-goal game Friday night, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 at the Xcel Energy Center.

While it was an important victory against the rival Blackhawks, it did come with a pretty big price. Minnesota lost Justin Fontaine early in the second period, on a hit from Chicago's Andrew Desjardins.

1. Captain Koivu

Wild captain Mikko Koivu stepped up in a big game for Minnesota. He tallied three points with three assists in the game, it was his eighth straight game with a point.

He added two more after that.

2. Coyle on a roll

Wild forward Charlie Coyle had his second goal in as many games on Friday night.

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Coyle now has four goals on the year.

3. Setting the tone early

The game was destined to be a track meet from the first few moments. It didn't take Jason Zucker 20 seconds to put the Wild on top with his second goal of the season.

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Zucker finished with a goal and an assist in the Wild victory.

Tweet of the night:

A spooky thought: A Wild fan in Colorado?

Next up:

The Wild remain unbeaten at home, they travel to St. Louis Saturday night.

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