Captain Mikko Koivu scored his franchise-best 60th power-play goal and Kevin Fiala and defenseman Matt Dumba also tallied for the Wild, who are just 3-9-0 on the road this season.

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The Minnesota Gophers open their Big Ten road slate this weekend at Michigan, where Jack LaFontaine played two seasons in goal before transferring to Minneapolis. He will get the start in goal on Friday and said only that he expects a fun time.

The Minnesota Gophers were 2-1-1 versus Michigan last season and won the Mariucci/Renfrew Trophy, awarded each year to the winner of their season series. But the physical trophy is not in the Gophers' hands and has gone missing, which adds to the intrigue when the teams meet again this weekend.

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