MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wild defeat Carolina; Harding hurt
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild got first-period goals from Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise and went on to skate by Carolina 3-1 in an NHL game at the Xcel Energy Center last night. Dany Heatley added the final goal with 26 seconds left in the game, a power-play empty-net score. The Wild improved to 5-3-and-3 on the season. Josh Harding had 20 saves for Minnesota before leaving due to injury. Niklas Backstrom relieved Harding to help preserve the victory.