Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart early in the third period to break open a defensive standoff and lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. The teams had combined for only 28 shots when Pominville collected Mikko Koivu’s pass in the crease and pushed it past a helpless Ray Emery 3:52 into the third period. On the ensuing shift, Coyle tapped a rebound off Jared Spurgeon’s slap shot into an empty corner at 4:49.
The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.
The Chicago Blackhawks tote an impressive 19-0-3 record, and a 22-games point streak into Tuesday night’s game against the Wild.
Danny Briere, Ville Leino and Andreas Nodl each had a goal and an assist, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 6-1 on Wednesday night.