(Glendale, AZ) — The Wild scored four unanswered goals to beat the Coyotes 4-1. After the Coyotes took a 1-0 lead in the first period the Wild responded with a second period goal by Kevin Fiala and added three more in the third period by Marcus Foligno, Kirill Kaprizov and Nico Sturm to finish off the Coyotes and net their fifth straight win. Cam Talbot got the start and made 39 saves to notch his 16th win of the season and improve to 12-2-2 in his last 16 starts. The Wild are in Los Angeles on Friday night.
Wild assistant coach Darby Hendrickson helped Kevin Falness recap the 4-1 win over Arizona in the Wild postgame show as heard on KFAN 100.3 FM in the Twin Cities
Prior to the game, the N-H-L and Minnesota Wild announced schedule changes for the Wild for the remainder of the regular season. The changes were necessary due to the problems the Avalanche are having with the team going through Covid issues. The changes will result in the Wild getting Monday, April 26th off and a seven game homestand from April 28th through May 8th. The regular season will now conclude with a final two game set in St. Louis on May 12th and 13th. In fact, the Wild will face the Blues five times in the final nine games.