G Josh Harding
made 36 saves, C Mikko Koivu
posted a goal and two assists, and LW Andrew Brunette and RW Antti Miettinen had a goal and an assist apiece, as the Minnesota Wild earned an important Western Conference victory by silencing the red-hot St. Louis Blues 4-2 in front of an overflow sellout crowd of 18,580 at Xcel Energy Center. LW Guillaume Latendresse
scored a goal and RW Martin Havlat added two assists for the Wild, which handed the Blues just their second loss in their last nine games. Minnesota plays host to Edmonton on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
C Mikko Koivu
recorded his 19th goal of the season – one off his career-high – and added two assists for his 17th multiple-point game of the season – five off the team record. The Wild improved to 13-1-0 all-time when Koivu has three or more points. Koivu has 43 assists – fifth on the Wild’s all-time single season list. Pierre-Marc Bouchard
holds the record of 50, set in 2007-08.
LW Andrew Brunette scored his 20th goal of the season – the sixth time in his career he has reached that mark. Brunette’s career-high is 27, set in 2006-07. He added an assist for his 10th multiple-point game this season.
RW Antti Miettinen scored a goal while also notching his 100th career assist. Miettinen snapped a 10-game drought without a goal. He has a career-high 17 goals this season.
RW Martin Havlat posted two assists – his ninth multiple-point game this season, but first since Feb. 10 against Phoenix.
LW Guillaume Latendresse
scored his 25th goal – 23rd with the Wild. Only 10 players have scored more in a single season for Minnesota. Latendresse netted his 15th goal at Xcel Energy Center – eighth-most by a Wild player in a single season.
D Cam Barker had an assist and was plus-two. Barker has four points (1-3=4) and is a plus-four in eight games since being acquired Feb. 12.
The Wild scored three first-period goals for the third time this season – first since Jan. 27 against Detroit.
Minnesota is 13-2-5 in regular season home games in March and April in the last two-plus seasons.
Minnesota improved to 9-1-2 at home in its third jerseys, with one more game to go.
St. Louis outshot Minnesota 38-20. The Wild has been outshot 71-31 in its last two home games, but has gone 1-0-1.