GLENDALE, Ariz. — Andrew Brunette scored his second goal on rare power-play conversion and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
Brunette scored on a one-timer in the first period and added a redirect midway through the third for Minnesota's second power-play goal in 32 chances. Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 shots to end a four-start losing streak and Brent Burns added a goal to help the Wild to their first win in Phoenix since 2008.
Phoenix made it interesting, getting a goal from Martin Hanzal with a two-man advantage with just under a minute left, but couldn't generate any more good chances. Taylor Pyatt scored in the first period for the Coyotes in their fourth loss in six games.