Zach Parise scored twice and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild scored a season-best seven goals as they defeated Dallas 7-4. Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist in the win.
SPIN: Lost in all the offense is that Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom is 14-3-1 in his last 18 starts. Jaromir Jagr scored for Dallas while Alex Goligoski had a goal and an assist in the losing effort. Kari Lehtonen had a rough night in goal for Dallas but he’s still going to get the bulk of the starts down the stretch so his value is still there. Eight different players had two points for Minnesota in this one as the Wild has picked up a sixth straight win.
Detroit knocked off Phoenix 3-2 as Pavel Datsyuk had the game-winning goal on a third-period power-play.
SPIN: The high of the wins over Anaheim hasn’t ended yet and the Coyotes found that out the hard way. Jason LaBarbera got the start in goal for Phoenix while Chad Johnson was the backup. Mike Smith i...