Trevor Zegras made a lot of eyes widen Wednesday night in a game against the Minnesota Wild but the Anaheim Ducks had to concede a 4-1 defeat.
The 21-year-old quarterback beat goalkeeper Philip Gustafson with a superb second-half goal from Michigan, but was eventually overturned after an offside video challenge. He’s already scored two such goals in the NHL in the past, and is only in his second season.
The Ducks were still able to recover by opening the scoring thanks to Pavol Regenda’s first goal in the second half, but Kirill Kaprizov equalized in play by redirecting the disc behind John Gibson.
The game brought excitement again when Nathan Beaulieu threw the gloves against Connor Dewar in the second half after a deep contact. This, however, cut a 2-on-1 run by ducks at the same time at the other end of the rink.
The Ducks had to deal with five backers because Kevin Shatenkirk didn’t finish the bout after sustaining a lower body injury before the final period began.
After inheriting 5v3, Wild took the opportunity to break the deadlock thanks to Matt Domba. It was left unattended in the crease and the dial was placed in the top corner.
Kaprizov returned with his 10th goal of the season to make it 3-1 after less than two minutes, beating Gibson from behind the net after accepting Mats Zuccarello’s pass. Joseph Kramarosa completed the scoring with his first National Hockey League goal since February 14, 2017.
So The Wild rebounded after being closed for its last two rounds.
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