The Minnesota Wild (42-24-9) were tripped up by the visiting Boston Bruins (47-17-10) 2-1 in overtime Sunday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The OT loss still awarded Minnesota a valuable point in the standings.

After a scoreless first period, Boston tallied the lone goal in the second, leaving the Wild one down entering the third. Minnesota finally got on the board when Mikko Koivu (14) tied things up halfway through the third. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, and Boston scored just 28-seconds into the extra period to get the win.

The Bruins outshot the Wild 25-20, with Minnesota goaltender Alex Stalock making 27 saves.


With seven regular season games left, the Wild cling to third place in the division, nine points behind second place Winnipeg, and just three ahead of Colorado.

NHL Central Division Standings

The Wild visit the Predators tomorrow night in Nashville. The puck drops at 7:00 PM CT (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: AM 1240 WJON).

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