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Wild's Struggles Against Phoenix Continue

Created: 11/27/2013 10:04 PM KSTP.com

Radim Vrbata scored two goals and Thomas Greiss made 28 saves to lead the Phoenix Coyotes over the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Wednesday night.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Coyotes, who are 6-0-2 in their past eight games in Minnesota. The Wild have lost two straight and scored a total of one goal in that stretch.

The Wild were playing their first game without leading scorer Zach Parise, who is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks with a foot injury suffered on Monday in St. Louis.

Minnesota's offense was sluggish for much of the game, especially in the first period when the Wild were outshot 12-5 and fell behind 1-0.

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Phoenix Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss (1), of Germany, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter.
Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt

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