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Smith stops 21 shots, Coyotes extend points streak to 5 games with 2-1 win over Wild

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    Minnesota Wild Devin Setoguchi (10) and Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan (19) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, left, kicks the puck away from Minnesota Wild Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, of Finland, blocks a shot against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Minnesota Wild's Nick Palmieri (17) loses the puck during an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. The New York Rangers traded forward Mike Rupp to the Wild on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, for forwards Darroll Powe and Palmieri. The deal was announced hours before the Wild faced the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, FILE) (The Associated Press)

Mike Smith stopped 21 shots, Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Hanzal both scored, and the Phoenix Coyotes extended their point streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Korpikoski scored his fourth goal — all against Finnish goaltenders — in the first period, and Hanzal got his third in three games in the second. Smith was sharp for the second straight start, giving up a goal on a turnover in the second period and fighting off a power play by the Wild in the closing minutes.

Zach Parise scored his 200th career goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots for Minnesota. The Wild went more than 15 minutes without a shot spanning the second and third periods and hit the post twice to remain winless on the road this season (0-3-1).