National Hockey League

Kahkonen makes 31 saves in shutout as Wild blank Coyotes 3-0

Ryan Hartman, Mats Zuccarello and Jared Spurgeon scored for the Wild.

Kahkonen’s nine straight wins are the longest streak by an NHL netminder this year and he started the day sixth in the league in save percentage and eighth in goals-against average for goalies with at least 10 games.

"Likely as high as you can imagine," Wild coach Dean Evason said of his confidence in the team's goaltenders after Kahkonen returned to the net following two strong performances from Cam Talbot.

Antti Raanta, who had taken over as the top goaltender for Arizona with Darcy Kuemper injured, was held out with a lower-body injury.

Arizona also recalled Hudson Fasching from the taxi squad to play in Tuesday’s game.

Coyotes: Continue their seven-game road trip Thursday at Anaheim where they play two games against the Ducks.

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