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NHL: Minnesota 2, Winnipeg 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu scored both Minnesota goals Sunday -- the second putting the Wild up late in the third period -- in a 2-1 win over Winnipeg.

The score was tied 1-1 with 3:12 remaining the third period when Charlie Coyle got control of the puck along the left boards and worked toward net. He backhanded a pass to Koivu, who one-timed it past Ondrej Pavelec for the game-winner.

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Koivu also scored in the first period for the Wild, who logged a fourth straight win and improved to 7-0-1 in their last eight games.

Josh Harding stopped 21-of-22 shots to remain undefeated on home ice at 10-0-0.

Dustin Byfuglien scored and Pavelec finished with 22 saves for the Jets, whose own four-game winning streak was snapped.

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