ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Antti Miettinen broke up a tie game with 1:11 left in regulation Wednesday, lifting Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over Colorado.
The Wild have won four out of their last five games.
Minnesota took a 2-1 lead into the third period, but Ryan Smyth tied it 7:23 into the frame with a power-play goal. Smyth scored after Derek Boogaard was assessed a double-minor for hooking and cross-checking.
The contest appeared headed for overtime before Miettinen put a wrist shot past Andrew Raycroft.
Raycroft allowed three goals on 26 shots, leading to Colorado's third straight loss and its seventh in nine games.