Wild score 3 in 3rd to get past Flames

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild poured it on in the third period against the Calgary Flames.

Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Wild pulled away to beat the Flames 4-2 on Friday night.

Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which has won four in a row and six of seven. The Wild moved within one point of Chicago for third place in the Central Division and are three points ahead of Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Blackhawks, who lost 5-2 to Columbus, have a game in hand.


Rank Player Pts G A
1 S. Crosby, Pit752451
2t J. Tavares, NYI743440
2t J. Voracek, Phi742153
4 A. Ovechkin, Was734726
5 N. Backstrom, Was721854
6 J. Benn, Dal712744
7 V. Tarasenko, StL703535
8t R. Getzlaf, Anh682444
8t C. Giroux, Phi682246
8t E. Malkin, Pit682840
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 C. Price, Mon1.88
2 D. Dubnyk, Min2.07
3 P. Rinne, Nsh2.08
4 C. Talbot, NYR2.16
5 B. Elliott, StL2.16
6 B. Holtby, Was2.18
7 C. Schneider, NJ2.19
8 C. Crawford, Chi2.22
9 H. Lundqvist, NYR2.25
10 S. Mason, Phi2.25
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