Granlund, Koivu Score PP Goals to Lead Wild past Maple Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund scored power-play goals to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Devan Dubnyk had 21 saves for the Wild, who hold the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Jake Gardiner gave the Leafs the lead early in the second period and Garret Spars — making his second start since being recalled from Toronto of the AHL last weekend, finished with 20 saves.
Koivu tied the score with just under nine minutes left in the second period when his pass attempt appeared to ping off the skate of Leafs defenseman Matt Hunwick in front for his 14th goal this season.
Granlund put Minnesota ahead when he sent a shot over Sparks' left shoulder with about 8 1/2 minutes left in regulation.
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