Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  By BRIAN HALL  |  Last updated 11/16/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu saw an opportunity, so he circled in front with the puck eyeing a shot attempt on the Florida Panthers goal in the third period on Friday night. As Koivu turned in the faceoff circle, two Florida defenders converged and knocked him off the puck. Former Minnesota Gophers star Nick Bjugstad corralled the loose puck and went up ice. He was defended at the blue line and lost the puck, which slid right to Jonathan Huberdeau who snapped a shot past Wild goaltender Josh Harding to tie the game 2-all. Koivu knew his turnover had cost his team. He made sure he atoned for the mistake. Koivu fed Charlie Coyle, who had boxed out a defender right in front of Panthers' goaltender Tim Thomas, for the game-winning goal with 8 minutes, 22 seconds left and Minnesota recovered after giving up a two-goal lead to win its third straight game 3-2 against Florida. The Wild now has points in seven straight games (6-0-1) and their 28 points (12-4-4) se...
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