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NHL: Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period power play Monday, boosting Minnesota over winless Buffalo 2-1.

NHL: Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Goals by Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter in the shootout Thursday brought Los Angeles a season-opening 3-2 decision over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Calgary 3

CALGARY, Alberta, April 16 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Jason Pominville supplied two goals Monday and the Wild snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Columbus 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves through overtime and recorded two more in a shootout Saturday, carrying Columbus to a crucial 3-2 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30 (UPI) -- Zach Parise got a late equalizer and Matt Cullen capped a Minnesota rally with a shootout game-winner Saturday in the Wild's 4-3 verdict over Los Angeles.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Phoenix 3 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 28 (UPI) -- Ryan Suter scored the tying goal in the final minute of regulation Wednesday and Mikko Koivu tallied in overtime to bring Minnesota a 4-3 win over Phoenix.

NHL: Minnesota 7, Dallas 4

DALLAS, March 26 (UPI) -- Kyle Brodziak put Minnesota ahead with a third-period goal Monday and the surging Wild broke a long skid in Dallas with a 7-4 victory over the Stars.

NHL: Minnesota 2, San Jose 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 23 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves en route to his first shutout of the season Saturday and Minnesota blanked San Jose 2-0 for a fifth straight win.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Detroit 2

DETROIT, March 20 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi began and finished Minnesota's scoring Wednesday and kept the Wild hot with a 4-2 victory over Detroit.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Colorado 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14 (UPI) -- Two goals from Mikko Koivu and three assists by Ryan Suter Thursday launched Minnesota to a 5-3 decision over Colorado.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added two assists Sunday in the Minnesota Wild's 4-2 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Calgary 1 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Zach Parise's goal during a 4-on-3 power play 27 seconds into overtime Tuesday handed the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Colorado 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Matt Duchene scored the tying goal late in regulation and then added the game-winner in a shootout Thursday, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over Minnesota 4-3.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Calgary 1 (SO)

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu's goal in the second round of a shootout Monday boosted the Minnesota Wild to their first road win of the season, 2-1 over Calgary.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Nashville 1 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi fired in a power-play goal with 39 seconds left in overtime Saturday, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over Nashville.
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Mikko Koivu
Phoenix Coyotes' Ladislav Nagy of Slovakia goes over the top of Minnnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu of Finland during first period action at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on November 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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Mikko Sakari Koivu (born March 12, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey center and captain for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

After playing in the Finnish junior leagues, Koivu began playing for TPS of the SM-liiga as a seventeen-year-old in 2000–01, the same team for whom older brother Saku also once played. He was selected 6th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild and continued to play with TPS Turku for three more seasons.

Koivu moved to North America in the 2004–05 to play for Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, while that NHL season was canceled. The next season, he made his NHL debut with the Wild, scoring 21 points in his rookie season. In 2006–07, Koivu improved to a career-high 20 goals, 34 assists and 54 points. Injuries slowed him down in his third season; in a game against the Vancouver Canucks, defenseman Mattias Öhlund retaliated to an unpenalized elbow from Koivu and slashed him, breaking a bone in Koivu's leg. Ohlund was given a four game suspension and Koivu missed 24 games.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mikko Koivu."
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