Minnesota at St. Louis

    Mikko Koivu helps Wild against Blues with two goals


    ST. LOUIS -- Mikko Koivu scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

    Martin Skoula and Brian Rolston also scored for the Wild. Barret Jackman and Lee Stempniak tallied for St. Louis.

    The Blues led 1-0 after one period on Jackman's goal, which came at 17:04 in the first period. But Skoula tied it when he beat Blues goalie Manny Legace with a wrist shot 5:34 into the second period.

    The Blues were whistled for four minor penalties in a 3:42 span midway through the second period, and Koivu made them pay by scoring two power-play goals.

    Koivu gave the Wild the lead at 12:14 when he got control of a loose puck at the right side of the net and wristed a shot into the open goal.

    He then made it 3-1 at 14:35 with a one-timer from the high slot.

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    Scoring Summary
    17:04Barret Jackman - Assists: Jamie Rivers and Jamal Mayers
    5:34Martin Skoula - Assists: Mikko Koivu and Branko Radivojevic
    12:14Power Play - Mikko Koivu - Assists: Brian Rolston and Pierre-Marc Bouchard
    14:35Power Play - Mikko Koivu - Assists: Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Brian Rolston
    4:37Lee Stempniak - Assists: Jamie Rivers and Radek Dvorak
    7:20Power Play - Brian Rolston - Assists: Petteri Nummelin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard
    Penalty Summary
    2:27Derek Boogaard: fighting - major
    2:27D.J. King: fighting - major
    3:50Kim Johnsson: hooking - minor
    8:11Kim Johnsson: hooking - minor
    18:33Bill Guerin: interference - minor
    18:33Wes Walz: hooking - minor
    5:47Trent Whitfield: holding - minor
    8:53Keith Carney: interference - minor
    9:20Trent Whitfield: goaltender interference - minor
    10:49Bill Guerin: elbowing - minor
    12:39Doug Weight: hooking - minor
    13:02Jamal Mayers: high-sticking - minor
    16:27Mattias Weinhandl: holding - minor
    6:53Doug Weight: hooking - minor
    6:53Doug Weight: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    9:28Mark Parrish: slashing - minor
    11:46Mikko Koivu: hooking - minor
    16:20Jamie Rivers: hooking - minor
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