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NHL: Vancouver 2, Minnesota 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Mikael Samuelsson scored the game-winning goal in Vancouver's 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday.

NHL: Dallas 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

DALLAS, March 14 (UPI) -- Nicklas Grossman scored at 2:23 of overtime Saturday night, boosting the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

NHL: Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu finished off a huge comeback by scoring with 14 seconds remaining in overtime Thursday night, giving the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu's goal in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday gave the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Anaheim 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom made 34 saves Wednesday to produce the 15th shutout of his career and bring Minnesota a 3-0 victory over Anaheim.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Bergeron scored his second goal of the contest Saturday on a power play at 1:52 of overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Chicago 1

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Marek Zidlicky had two goals Monday to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Minnesota 6, Phoenix 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Cal Clutterbuck put an end to a Phoenix comeback bid Tuesday and helped push Minnesota to a 6-3 victory over the Coyotes.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Carolina 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Minnesota roared back from a two-goal deficit Tuesday, going up 3-2 on Stephane Veilleux's short-handed second-period goal that held up for a win over Carolina.

NHL: Minnesota 4, N.Y. Islanders 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Colton Gillies put Minnesota in front with his first NHL goal Friday and the Wild went on to down the New York Islanders 4-1.

NHL: Colorado 6, Minnesota 5

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Paul Stastny had two goals and an assist Monay, including the game-winner in a four-goal second period, lifting Colorado past Minnesota 6-5.

NHL: Minnesota 6, Nashville 2

NASHVILLE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu registered two goals and an assist Saturday, keying the Minnesota Wild's 6-2 victory against the Nashville Predators.

NHL: Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner in a three-goal third period Friday, rallying Minnesota to a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Marek Zidlicky scored the winning shootout goal and Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves Tuesday to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Phoenix 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Eric Belanger scored midway through the third period Saturday night when the Minnesota Wild downed the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2.
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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.

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