Tor 0 0 1 1
Min 0 1 2 3
Date of game: 1/2/2015

Recap: Minnesota vs. Toronto

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored 1:55 apart in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kyle Brodziak had a second-period goal and Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves for the Wild, who snapped a four-game losing streak at home and picked up just their second win in their last eight games overall.

"We were far from perfect, but I thought it was a solid team win," said Minnesota coach Mike Yeo.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots for Toronto, which fell to 2-4-0 on its seven-game trip.

"We had our chances, we just didn't put them in," Bernier said.

The Maple Leafs entered the third down a goal, but Cody Franson scored on a 5- on-3 power play to tie it up. Franson beat Kuemper on a one-timer from the high slot at the 2:37 mark.

Minnesota regained the lead when Spurgeon ripped a slap shot from the right circle past Bernier at 7:23. Koivu then scored a power-play goal off a pass from Thomas Vanek at 9:18.

Bernier robbed Vanek with a sprawling save in a scoreless first period.

Mike Santorelli appeared to score a power-play goal at 7:45 of the second period, but the tally was waved off because David Clarkson made contact with Kuemper in the crease.

A short time later, the Wild grabbed the lead. Brodziak had a pass or shot from Charlie Coyle deflect in off his left skate at 10:14.

Game Notes

Coyle had two assists ... Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin rejoined the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury ... Toronto forward Nazem Kadri missed Friday's game with a lower-body injury ... The Maple Leafs conclude their trek Saturday in Winnipeg.

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