Marc-Andre Fleury was bombarded with 48 shots, but the Minnesota Wild held off the Winnipeg Jets offense with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday.
Fleury has allowed only five goals in his last four matches. Those 46 saves are his highest total of the campaign.
However, the Wild lost services to Kirill Kaprizov with approximately 11:30 to go and his team had a 3-2 lead.
While trying to intercept a pass in the direction of Kirill Kaprizov, Logan Stanley made contact with the latter and fell on his back. Kabrizov crashed on the ice in a bad position and struggled to get up. He didn’t return to the game after that, and he’s the one who got an assist this evening.
Marcos Foligno broke the ice at 14:14 of the first period on his team’s third shot before contributing to a Frédéric Goudreau goal on the second to give the Wild a 2-0 lead.
Logan Stanley opened his scoring of the season in his 15th game by rounding up Fleury’s net for his third NHL goal.
However, the Wild regained a two-goal lead through Ryan Hartman after just 55 seconds.
The Jets tried to stay in the game on Nino Niedereiter’s 20th goal of the season, still in the second half. Acquired from the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline, thus earning 400 career points.
Mason Shaw completed the scoring into the empty net in the third.
Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves in the loss.
Absent from the Jets formation was Quebec Pierre-Luc Dubois, who continues to treat a lower-body injury.
DuBois made a brief return to action Monday night against the San Jose Sharks, getting 20:40 of playing time, but it was the fourth game his club had missed in their last five games.
Wings end their rarity
The Detroit Red Wings snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dominic Kubalek broke the deadlock with just 4 minutes remaining with his 18th goal of the season.
The Wings played the majority of the game without Robbie Fabry, who retired to the locker room in the first period due to a lower body injury without being able to return.
Detroit was unable to purchase a goal on first down due to being frustrated by goaltender Alex Stalock. Instead, they fell 2-0 when Taylor Radish hit back-to-back shots within two minutes.
Dylan Larkin almost put his side on the board in the second half when his shot hit the post before falling behind the keeper. Hawks defenseman Caleb Jones locked his hand to the puck to save the situation, but his gesture gave Larkin a chance to recover the penalty. However, his attempt between the leggings didn’t fool Stallock.
Jake Wollman finally closed the gap in the second half, then Larkin equalized on the power play. Alex Chiasson had his second assist of the game.
Joey Anderson again put the Blackhawks into the lead at third, but Lucas Raymond again put the two teams on par. Three minutes later, Kobalek made the cut.
Phil Hosso made 17 saves after giving up twice on 10 shots in the first half and the Red Wings edged the Red Wings 41-20.
Vancouver returns to CH
JT Miller scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks edged the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.
20 seconds into overtime, Miller fired a shot into rookie goaltender Lucas Dostal’s shoulder.
The Canucks first tied it 1-1 late in the first period after Elias Peterson intercepted a pass attempt from Dostal, who had popped out of his half circle.
Andriy Kuzmenko scored his 30th goal of the season in the win, while Peterson added his 50th and 51st in assists.
Thatcher Demko stopped 20 of the 22 shots fired in Anaheim.
With this two-point harvest, the Canucks are two points back in front of the Canadians in the general classification. Vancouver now ranks 26th.
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