LW Evander Kane scored twice in regulation, added an assist and scored in sudden death in the shootout, as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in front of an overflow sellout crowd of 19,060 at Xcel Energy Center. RW Devin Setoguchi
scored twice and had an assist, C Mikko Koivu
had a goal and a helper and Niklas Backstrom
made 24 saves for Minnesota.
The Wild visits St. Louis on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. before hosting defending Stanley Cup champion Boston on Sunday for a special nationally-televised 2:30 p.m. start time on NBC as part of Hockey Day in America presented by McDonald’s.
RW Devin Setoguchi
recorded his 16th career two-goal game to give him 14 goals this season, and his seventh career three-point game. Setoguchi has six points (4-2=6) in the last four games. Tonight marked his first two-goal game in the regular season since Feb. 22, 2011, at Detroit, and his first three-point game since April 2, 2011, versus Anaheim.
C Mikko Koivu
scored a third-period goal while adding an assist. Koivu leads the Wild with 27 helpers and is second on the team with 37 points (10-27=37).
Minnesota went 1-for-3 with the man advantage. The Wild power play is now 6-for-26 (23.1%) in the last nine games including 5-for-15 (33.3%) in the last six home games.
The Wild is 15-6-9 in one-goal games. Winnipeg is 14-8-6.
Minnesota is 5-7 in shootouts, while Winnipeg is 4-3.
The Wild outshot the Jets 16-8 in the third period and overtime.
Jets D Dustin Byfuglien had two assists. He is now the leading Minnesotan point-getter versus the Wild, having posted 14 points (3-11=14) in 17 games.