Backstrom backstops Wild vs. Blues
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)
Cooke gave the Wild a 1-0 lead midway through the first period when his wrist shot from high in the slot bounced high off the pads of Halak, landed near the goal line and trickled across.
Coyle scored his team-best third preseason goal on a breakaway 38 seconds into the third and Mitchell stole the puck from Elliott for a wraparound short-handed goal 2 minutes later for a 3-0 lead.
Schwartz scored a short-handed goal midway through the third for his team-leading third preseason goal.