Ryan Malone scored the only goal of a shootout and the Wild opened NHL preseason play with a 3-2 victory at Winnipeg on Monday night.
Charlie Coyle scored on a power play in the first period for the Wild, and Zack Mitchell scored 15:04 into the second to give the Wild a 2-1 lead. Patrik Laine tied it only 2:21 after Mitchell’s goal on a Jets power play.
Coyle also led the Wild with seven shots and 23 minutes, 34 seconds of ice time. The Jets outshot the Wild 43-36, and the teams combined for 19 penalties.