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  • Minnesota Wild defenseman Justin Falk (44) fights with Phoenix Coyotes left wing David Moss (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:55 pm

Koivu scores in OT, Wild beats Coyotes 4-3

By MIKE COOKAssociated Press

Mikko Koivu scored at 2:43 of overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 comeback victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night, extending the Wild's winning streak to seven and the Coyotes' skid to seven.

Koivu skated out from the corner and beat goalie Jason LaBarbera between the pads.

Minnesota tied it with 54.3 seconds left in regulation, with Ryan Suter scoring on a wrist shot from the left point with Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom off for an extra attacker.

Torrey Mitchell and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild, and Backstrom stopped 24 shots.

Rob Klinkhammer, Boyd Gordon and Michael Stone scored for Phoenix. LaBarbera made 33 saves.