Jason Pominville scored twice to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Monday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Pominville has four goals in six games since being acquired from Buffalo at the NHL trade deadline in a deal that sent two prospects and two draft picks to the Sabres.
Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for Minnesota, which began a three-game road trip that continues Tuesday night in Edmonton. The Wild moved past St. Louis into sixth place in the Western Conference and three points behind Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.
Nicklas Backstrom had 20 stops to improve to 21-12-3.
Jiri Hudler, Sven Baertschi and Ben Hanowski - making his NHL debut - scored for Calgary.
With veterans Alex Tanguay, Matt Stajan and Brain McGrattan all injured, the Flames continue to use young players to give them NHL experience. The latest was Hanowski, who is one of the two U.S. college players the Flames acquired in the March 27 trade that sent Jarom...