Mikko Koivu scores third goal in overtime to give Minnesota 5-4 win
CHICAGO (AP)—Mikko Koivu’s third goal of the game—a deflection during a power play with 5.3 seconds left in overtime—lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 preseason win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Koivu scored with Chicago’s Patrick Kane, the first pick overall in the 2007 draft, off for holding.
In regulation, Kane got his first goal and assist with the Blackhawks in his second preseason game.
Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom blocked 37 shots. Lalime made 21 saves.