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NHL Roundup: Wild streak past Coyotes in OT

Mikko Koivu scored at 2:43 of overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 comeback victory over Phoenix

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Mikko Koivu scored at 2:43 of overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 comeback victory over Phoenix

Mikko Koivu scored at 2:43 of overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 comeback victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night in St. Paul, Minn., extending the Wild’s winning streak to seven and the Coyotes’ skid to seven.

Koivu skated out from the corner and beat goalie Jason LaBarbera between the pads.

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Minnesota tied it with 54.3 seconds left in regulation with Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom off for an extra attacker, Ryan Suter scoring on a wrist shot from the left point.

Torrey Mitchell and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild, and Backstrom stopped 24 shots.

Rob Klinkhammer, Boyd Gordon, and Michael Stone scored for Phoenix. LaBarbera made 33 saves.

Sharks 4, Ducks 0 — Joe Pavelski scored a minute into the game to start a three-goal first period spree and Antti Niemi earned his second shutout of the season to help host San Jose sweep a home-and-home against first-place Anaheim.

Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns also scored in the opening 10 minutes and Niemi made 22 saves for the Sharks, who have back-to-back regulation wins for the first time in two months.

Flames 4, Avalanche 3 — Mike Cammalleri scored twice in the second period before host Calgary held off Colorado.

Jiri Hudler and Steve Begin also scored, Blake Comeau had two assists, and Joey MacDonald made 27 saves. The Flames, ahead of only Colorado in the 15-team Western Conference, won their eighth straight game on home ice to improve to 13-15-4.

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