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NHL: Phoenix 3, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Radim Vrbata scored twice Wednesday in helping Phoenix end a three-game skid with a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

Vrbata twice gave the Coyotes a two-goal lead, his second goal coming on the power play with just 23 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory.

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Mikkel Boedker produced the other Phoenix goal and Thomas Greiss saved 28 shots.

The only Minnesota goal came from Dany Heatley in the second period that brought the Wild within 2-1.

Minnesota had won its previous six games at home. The loss was suffered by Niklas Backstrom, who stopped 23 shots.

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