Agent 47 Returns: Minnesota Wild Double Up On Phoenix Coyotes 6-3

Nick MaxsonCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2009

Minnesota's blue line sniper returned to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Phoenix and struck early to lead the Wild over the Coyotes 6-3 at the Xcel Energy Center.

After missing over 10 games with a lower body injury, Bergeron made his presence known scoring with 46 seconds into the game.

Center Mikko Koivu, Owen Nolan, Andrew Brunette, Cal Clutterbuck, and sophomore James Shepard provided the additional goals for Minnesota.

Olli Jokinen, Joakim Lindstrom, and Steve Reinprecht had the three tallies for the Coyotes while Ilja Bryzgalov made 28 saves for Phoenix.

Minnesota has of late has been lacking offense and the return of Bergeron will be a huge help for the blue line and the power play.

In Tuesday's game Minnesota tallied six goals, the most since scoring six against the Nashville Predators on November 29th.

Owen Nolan continues to be hot after his return from injury on new years eve against San Jose. Since his return, Nolan has tallied six points in seven games with five goals.

Mikko Koivu reached 40 points on the season with a goal and a assist in Tuesday's game and leads the team in +/- with a +7.

Goaltender Niklas Backstrom had 21 saves on the night to start a three-game home stand for the Wild which continues on Thursday as the Wild hose the Oilers.