Smith-Pelly, Sislo, Henrique score 2 goals in Devils win
New Jersey Devils players celebrate a goal by Devante Smith-Pelly, second from left, against Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Devante Smith-Pelly, Mike Sislo and Adam Henrique scored two goals apiece and the New Jersey Devils had their best offensive performance of the season with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Reid Boucher also scored, Tyler Kennedy added a season-high three assists and Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves as New Jersey snapped a three-game home losing streak and rebounded from a 7-1 disaster in Anaheim on Monday.
Nino Niederreiter, Jared Spurgeon, Justin Fontaine and Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, who squandered a chance to move ahead of Colorado into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a too-little, too-late effort in losing their second straight.