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Minnesota (6-2-1) at Phoenix (4-4-0) 10:00 p.m. EDT

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- A shuffling of the offensive lines

did wonders for the Phoenix Coyotes in their last game.

The Coyotes try to continue the momentum built from a lopsided

win when they host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

After Phoenix managed two goals or fewer in four of five games,

coach Wayne Gretzky decided it was time for a change. Gretzky

rearranged his forward pairings, a move that evidently worked as

the Coyotes posted a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on

Thursday.

Rookie Kevin Porter scored his first career goal and Olli

Jokinen also tallied for Phoenix. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 27

shots and Steven Reinprecht notched a pair of assists.

The Wild enter Saturday's contest after suffering their first

two regulation losses of the season. Minnesota opened the

campaign 6-0-1 before dropping decisions to Dallas and Montreal.

After surrendering four tallies in regulation for the first time

in a two-goal loss to the Stars on Wednesday, the Wild lost a

hard-luck 2-1 decision to the Canadiens the following day.

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