National Hockey League
Minnesota 4, Arizona 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Kendrick Nicholson, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 14428

Ryan Hartman scored the go-ahead goal early into the third period and the Minnesota Wild skated to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz.

Captain Mikko Koivu scored his franchise-best 60th power-play goal and Kevin Fiala and defenseman Matt Dumba also tallied for the Wild, who are just 3-9-0 on the road this season.

Former Coyotes goaltender Devan Dubnyk turned aside 32 shots as Minnesota improved to 8-2-1 record in its last 11 games in the Grand Canyon State.

Michael Grabner, Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jakob Chychrun each scored, and former Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper finished with 20 saves for the Coyotes, who have dropped a season-high three games in a row.

Defenseman Jared Spurgeon set up a one-timer for an unmarked Hartman in the slot as Minnesota successfully overcame a two-goal deficit and secured a 4-3 lead at 4:54 into the third period. It was Hartman's second goal of the season.

Arizona opened the scoring in unconventional fashion, as Grabner attempted to transfer the puck from his skate to his stick before it slid between the legs of defenseman Brad Hunt into the net. Grabner's goal at 8:50 of the first period was his fifth of the season and extended his point streak to four games.

Chychrun's one-timer from the high slot doubled the advantage just under four minutes later before Koivu halved the deficit at 3:19 of the second period after cleaning up a rebound. The power-play goal moved Koivu past Marian Gaborik into sole possession of first place in franchise history.

Hinostroza regained the two-goal advantage for Arizona just over five minutes later, wiring a shot from deep in the left circle that sailed between the legs of Dumba and over the glove of Dubnyk.

Fiala answered nearly five minutes later, and Dumba made Hinostroza pay for failing to convert a partial breakaway by unleashing a blast from the top of the right circle to forge a tie at 3-3 with 50 seconds remaining in the second period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Minnesota   Arizona
Kevin Fiala 2 Points Jakob Chychrun 1
Kevin Fiala 1 Goals Jakob Chychrun 1
Jared Spurgeon 2 Assists Christian Dvorak 1
Mikko Koivu 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .914 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .833
Devan Dubnyk 32 Saves Darcy Kuemper 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 24 4 1-1 3-3 6 18
Arizona 35 3 0-3 0-1 2 35
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Wild have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .417 after a loss.