Four-goal 3rd period leads Wild over Isles

St. Paul, MN ( – Nino Niederreiter scored the winning goal
with 4:33 to play as the Minnesota Wild rallied in the third period to take a
5-4 win over the New York Islanders.

Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek each posted a goal and an assist while Jason
Pominville and Erik Haula also scored for the Wild, who have won two of their
last three. Niklas Backstrom made 15 saves for the win.

Josh Bailey, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson and Michael Grabner all lit the lamp
for the Islanders, who have lost their last two. Chad Johnson allowed all five
goals on 30 shots.