Wild beat Coyotes in shootout, sweep Pacific Division
By MICHELLE GUTIERREZ-NONIAPENOThe Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon to sweep the Pacific Division.
The Coyotes (15-12-5, 36 points) fell to their seventh straight defeat.
The Wild had a 4-1 lead in the first period and the game was tied when defenseman Mikko Koivu skated up the middle, got to the crease and fired a slap shot past Coyotes goalie Jonas Hiller.
The goal was a 10-footer off the glove of Zach Parise.
The Ducks (15