Minnesota accomplished back-to-back shutouts for the first time as goaltenders Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson turned aside 61 shots in a sweep of a home-and-home series witht the Philadelphia Flyers.
Minnesota’s shutout streak currently stands at 129 minutes, 39 seconds.
Phoenix has dropped four in a row and five of six games. The Coyotes’ 49 points are the second-lowest in the Western Conference.
Phoenix’s latest loss was a 1-0 blanking on home ice to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. The Coyotes were outshot, 38-18 and 21-14 over the final two periods.
Although Phoenix was not shut out until December 22, it has been blanked six times this season and the latest one prompted a 15-minute team meeting following Wednesday’s game.
The Wild are 2-1 vs. the Coyotes this season.
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