Marc-Andre Fleury conceded eight goals in the Minnesota Wild’s 8-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.
The Quebec goalkeeper stopped 29 of 37 shots directed at him, while his counterpart, Jake Ottinger, deserved the victory after making 23 saves.
The Stars completed a perfect trip by winning six points out of a possible six on the road. Conversely, the Wild have lost their last three encounters.
Jason Robertson scored twice in the third period to put the game out of reach at 7-3, along with an assist, while Miro Heiskanen collected three assists to help the Stars to victory. Wyatt Johnston (2-1) also completed a double with 2:03 left in the game.
The Stars’ special teams were furious: they scored five goals on eight chances on offense, tying a team record, and scored two goals on penalty kicks.
Joe Pavelski opened the scoring on a power play just 57 seconds into play, then Radek Faksa collected his first goal of the season without a man to double the lead.
Evgeniy Dadonov made it 5-2 in his 500th NHL game, then Robertson scored twice in a span of 2:07 after a big penalty and a game misconduct on Brandon Duhaime. Duhaime was sent off for a back check on Thomas Harley. He has not received any disciplinary punishment in three seasons in the league.
Matt Duchene scored the only goal for his team at even strength.
Mats Zuccarello, Brandon Duhaime and Vinny Lettieri provided the response.
This was the first match between the two teams since the Stars defeated the Wild in six games in the first round of the recent qualifiers.
The Ducks are too strong for their California rivals
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Sunday night at Honda Center. Frank Vatrano finished the game with two goals and an assist, while John Gibson recorded his third win of the season.
Vatrano and the Ducks started the game well. His former Boston Bruins scored 10H Net of the season at the start of the first half thanks to the redirection of Ilya Lyubushkin’s shot.
The Sharks responded before the end of the period. Luke Kunin shot a puck into the air at the mouth of the net to tie the game, much to the delight of parents of Sharks players in attendance at the game.
However, they must have estimated 2 lessH The goal of the game went to Vatrano, as the latter took advantage of a late power play to score on a single shot from the right circle.
After a scoreless second third, the Ducks got back on the attack. Mason McTavish and Radko Gudas scored twice early in the period to confirm their victory.
John Gibson achieved the victory after stopping 25 of 26 shots directed at him, while his counterpart Mackenzie Blackwood allowed four goals from 44 shots in the loss.
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