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The Sports Xchange, Published April 07 2014

Wild move closer to playoffs with victory over Jets

WINNIPEG, Man. – Charlie Coyle scored the lone goal and Ilya Bryzgalov posted his second straight shutout as visiting Minnesota moved closer to clinching a postseason berth with a 1-0 win over Winnipeg on Monday.

Zach Parise and captain Mikko Koivu each recorded an assist while Bryzgalov stopped 24 shots for the Wild, who moved seven points ahead of Dallas for the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota needs either one point earned or one failed to be earned by Phoenix to secure a trip to the playoffs.

Minnesota 0 1 0— 1

Winnipeg 0 0 0— 0

First Period—

Second Period—1, Minnesota, Coyle 12 (Parise, Koivu) 1:05.

Third Period—

Shots on Goal—Minnesota 6-7-4—17. Winnipeg 7-5-12—24.

Power-play opportunities—Minnesota 0 of 3. Winnipeg 0 of 4.

Goalies—Minnesota Bryzgalov 11-8-8 (24 shots-24 saves). Winnipeg Hutchinson 0-1-0 (17-16).

A—15,004 (15,004). T—2:17.