BOSTON - Loui Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.
Eriksson wrapped up his third career hat trick when he converted a perfect give-and-go from David Krejci early in the third period. He leads the Bruins with nine goals.
Krejci had two assists as Boston beat the Wild franchise for only the second time on home ice after dropping the first seven matchups.
Minnesota fell to 1-4-3 in its last eight road games and has led for just 1:12 during that stretch.
Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota in the second period. He sustained a lower body injury as time expired and had to be helped off the ice.