Jared Spurgeon added two goals for the Wild's first Game 1 victory since 2015.
The Wild will open their best-of-five series on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old scored the winning goal on a power play in overtime.
Minnesota jumped four teams Thursday night.
Minnesota sits just one point outside of the final playoff spot in the West.
Last week was great, just like the previous three weeks were for the 23-year-old.
Two goals from Alexander Ovechkin handed Minnesota a 4-3 loss.
Kevin Fiala has five goals and five assists in his last five games.
The veteran's overtime goal helped take down the Winnipeg Jets.
The last-place Wild now own two wins over the second-place Coyotes.
Although it was a rough start, the Wild rebounded to pick up a much needed victory.
Both players were acquired in trades last season.
Devan Dubnyk called the shootout winner a "mockery."
GM Paul Fenton's goal was to make the Wild younger and faster.