Winger sets up first goal, then scores later to spark Minnesota's fourth consecutive victory.
Kaapo Kahkonen turned the page on that game Saturday, backstopping the Wild to a 5-2 win over the Sharks at Xcel Energy Center that gave him sole possession of the Wild single-season record for wins by a rookie with 13.
Since assembling last week, the trio of Zach Parise, Nick Bonino and Nico Sturm has been the backbone of a three-game winning streak.
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Wild winger Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist.
The only lineup change the Wild will make is subbing Cam Talbot in net after Kaapo Kahkonen played in Saturday's victory over San Jose.
This is the start of a four-game road trip for the Wild, which will take on the Coyotes twice before moving on to California to play the Kings and Sharks.
Three goals in 1 minute, 12 seconds in the first period put the Wild in control, as another well-balanced attack feasted on the Sharks.
The Wild will start a four-game road trip Monday at Arizona.