Koivu nets game-winner in third, Wild win sixth straight home game


The Wild are showing the true meaning of home ice advantage, as they once again came out on top at the X, a 2-1 victory over Winnipeg, their sixth straight win at home.

It was tied going into the third period, and coming to the final minutes it looked as if the Wild were going to overtime for the fourth time in five games.

Mikko Koivu though, had other ideas.

Koivu took a feed from Charlie Coyle, who was forced up against the boards, and picked out the top left corner of Ondrej Pavelec's net to give Minnesota the lead for good.

The other goal also came off Koivu's stick as the first period was winding down. He now has four goals on the season.

Matt Dumba returned to the Wild lineup after being scratched six of the last seven games, and saw almost 12 minutes on the ice, blocking one shot.

Once again Josh Harding got the win for the Wild, his eighth in his past nine appearances for Minnesota.

It's Minnesota's sixth straight road win, the first time they've done that in two years.

The Wild return to action Tuesday in Montreal against the Canadiens.

Next Up

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

jacob frey

Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

Willmar Police Department

Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

hazelewood burgers

3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

Fire, firefighters

Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

evelyn adams

After 2 years, sheriff's office seeks new leads in unsolved deadly home invasion

"The sheriff’s office is close to knowing exactly what occurred that night but needs your help," the sheriff's office said.

joseph heroff

Man charged in chase that ended with police fatally shooting suspect

The suspect who was shot has also been identified.

Royce Lewis

Twins' Royce Lewis tears his ACL, will undergo surgery

A huge blow for the former No. 1 draft pick.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Police release cause of death for daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice and Allina CEO

Olivia Chutich died from a combination of excessive drinking and hypothermia.


Science Museum of Minnesota to reopen this weekend

The museum will be open on weekends with limited capacity and other safety precautions.

Keith Ellison

State officials push for shortened sentences for some elderly inmates

A bill introduced in the state Legislature would allow elderly inmates to apply for shortened sentences if they show evidence of rehabilitation.