ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota, and the Wild beat teetering Montreal 2-1 Tuesday night to stick the Canadiens with their fifth straight loss.
Daniel Carr spoiled the shutout bid by Darcy Kuemper by scoring between the pads with 7:14 remaining, giving the Canadiens some life. Kuemper and the Wild clamped down from there, dropping the Canadiens to 1-9 in their last 10 games.
Kuemper made 24 saves, giving regular goalie Devan Dubnyk a rest after the Wild lost 6-3 to Dallas the night before.
Mike Condon stopped 20 shots for the Canadiens.
Dave Campbell, The Associated Press