Defenceman Dan Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who won for only the second time in five games and improved to 6-10-1 in their last 17. Marc Denis stopped 29 shots to contribute toward the rare road-team victory at Xcel Energy Center, where the Wild have an NHL-high 17 wins.
Mark Parrish kept up his quality play for Minnesota with a second-period goal, and he nearly tied it with about four minutes remaining on a shot from the circle that hit the post. Pavol Demitra scored in the third period off a rebound of Mikko Koivu's shot.
The Parrish-Demitra-Koivu line, one reason why the Wild have been extra cautious about bringing standout Marian Gaborik back from his groin injury until he's fully conditioned, peppered Denis down the stretch and clearly made him work for the victory.
Former Minnesota defenceman Filip Kuba, an all-star game selection in 2004, had a three-game goal streak end for Tampa Bay.