Kyle Brodziak scored twice, Niklas Backstrom returned from a three-game absence to make 35 saves and the NHL-leading Minnesota Wild beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night to run their franchise-record road winning streak to seven games.
Dany Heatley also scored and Mikko Koivu added a goal and an assist for Minnesota.
Backstrom, who missed three games because of a strained groin muscle, returned to appear in his 300th career game. The Wild were without Devin Setoguchi, Cal Clutterbuck and Josh Harding, all of whom missed their second consecutive game with unspecified injuries.
Lauri Korpikoski scored with 3:57 to play for the Coyotes, who have lost two straight and four of six.
Brodziak struck earl, tucking home a rebound off Mike Smith's glove for a power-play goal at 2:08 of the first - 4 seconds after Keith Yandle was sent off for high-sticking.
The Wild struck early again in the second, making it 2-0 when Koivu took a pass from Jeff Taffe at the top of the left circ...