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Associated Press, Published April 15 2013

Wild snap three-game skid

CALGARY, Alberta – Jason Pominville scored twice to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Monday night, snapping a three-game winless skid.

Pominville has four goals in six games since being acquired from Buffalo at the NHL trade deadline in a deal that sent two prospects and two draft picks to the Sabres.

Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for Minnesota, which began a three-game road trip that continues tonight in Edmonton. The Wild moved past St. Louis into sixth place in the Western Conference and three points behind Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.

Jiri Hudler, Sven Baertschi and Ben Hanowski – making his NHL debut – scored for Calgary.

Minnesota 1 1 2 – 4

Calgary 0 0 3 – 3

First period: 1, Minnesota, Koivu 10 (Parise, Gilbert), 2:17.

Second period: 2, Minnesota, Pominville 13 (Suter), 11:13.

Third period: 3, Calgary, Hudler 9 (Horak, Cervenka), 3:42. 4, Minnesota, Bouchard 6 (Setoguchi), 3:53. 5, Minnesota, Pominville 14 (Cullen, Brodin), 5:06. 6, Calgary, Hanowski 1 (Backlund, Glencross), 11:19. 7, Calgary, Baertschi 2 (Cammalleri, Giordano), 19:20.

Shots on Goal – Minnesota 6-12-9 – 27. Calgary 11-3-9 – 23.

Goalies: Minnesota, Backstrom. Calgary, MacDonald. A – 19,289 (19,289). T – 2:26.