Marian Hossa scored the only goal of the game, which ended with Emery's third shutout in five starts and improved the Hawks to 5-0-1 in their last six contests.
Hossa made the difference with an unassisted goal in the second period. Hossa intercepted a pass from the Minnesota defense along the boards and went in to seal the deal with a one-timer at 15:14.
The loss sullied a solid outing by Niklas Backstrom in the Wild goal. Backstrom stopped 30 saves.
Minnesota clung to the 7th seed in the Western Conference playoff race.