Wild score late to beat Jets

Mikko Koivu celebrates his goal with forward Zach Parise during the first period against the...

Mikko Koivu celebrates his goal with forward Zach Parise during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:55 PM ET

ST. PAUL - Ondrej Pavelec will make his fifth consecutive start for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.

While the Jets (10-9-2) are riding a season-high four-game winning streak, the Wild (12-4-4) are on a stretch that has seen them go 9-1-2 and pick up 20 of a possible 24 points in the standings.

“They don’t give you much. They play tight and they have success,” said Pavelec, noting he isn’t putting any additional pressure on himself knowing it will likely be a low-scoring affair. “I’m just focused on my game. I try to stop every shot but of course, you know who you’re playing against.”

Josh Harding, who leads the NHL in goals against average and save percentage, gets the call in net for the Wild, who have 22 goals between Zach Parise (10) and Jason Pominville (12).



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