GLENDALE, Ariz – The Phoenix Coyotes hosted the Minnesota Wild Thursday night in a tilt featuring two teams that have struggled of late. The Coyotes are 3-3-4 over their last ten games while Minnesota is 4-6-0 over the same stretch o games.
Neither team has been lighting it up offensively but both teams have been injury-plagued but the Wild seem to shrugging off the ill-effects before Phoenix.
Thursday night saw Justin Fontaine score a hat trick for the Wild as Minnesota got a rare road win in the desert.
Mike Smith took the loss for Phoenix and has won only three of his last 17 starts.