Jason Pominville helps slumping Wild beat Flames 5-3
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk celebrates the team's 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames with teammate Matt Dumba, after an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist to help the slumping Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Wild have won their first two games under interim coach John Torchetti after a 1-11-2 stretch that cost coach Mike Yeo his job.
Pominville entered the night with only one goal and one assist in his last 23 games. He set up Erik Haula for the game's first goal midway through the first period, then was set up by Haula for a one-timer late in the second that made it 4-2.
Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle, into an empty net, also scored for Minnesota and Nino Neiderreiter had two assists.
Deryk Engelland, David Jones and Mikeal Backlund scored for Calgary. The Flames have lost three straight.