Koivu, Wild take 8th win in 10 games


Mikko Koivu racked up two assists and a picked up the game-winning goal late in the third period, and the Wild got out of Ottawa with a 4-3 win Wednesday.

It's Koivu's second game-winner in as many Minnesota victories, as he supplied two goals against Winnipeg Sunday as well in a 2-1 win.

Jason Pominville got the Wild going on offense after falling behind early, netting his 13th goal of the season, which ranks fourth in the NHL.

Minnesota added two second period goals, Jonas Brodin and Dany Heatley each getting their fourth of the year.

They took a 3-2 lead into the third period, where Senators winger Milan Michalek tied it. But Koivu struck back with 2:57 left, helpers to Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle.

Josh Harding, who got the start despite being pulled midway through Minnesota's loss last night to Montreal, was under pressure all night, facing 37 Ottawa shots, stopping 34.

The highlight of the night was supplied by Ottawa's Clarke McArthur, who dished out a fancy assist to Kyle Turris on Ottawa's first goal.

Still, the Wild got the W, and they're now 8-2-0 this month, tied for the Western Conference lead in points with 32.

Minnesota is off until Saturday, when they conclude their Canadian road trip with a 2 p.m. puck drop against Winnipeg.

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