Acciari Scores Late to Give Panthers 5-4 Win Over Wild

Acciari Scores Late to Give Panthers 5-4 Win Over Wild

January 21st, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Monday night for their fifth straight win. Acciari tipped a shot from the point by Mark Pysyk that was first tipped by Aaron Ekblad. A video review upheld the...
THW's Goalie News: Unstoppable Merzlikins, Stalock's Lockdown

THW's Goalie News: Unstoppable Merzlikins, Stalock's Lockdown

January 19th, 2020 It was just over two weeks ago that the Goalie News covered the first win of Elvis Merzlikins' NHL career. Now, we'll talk about him as the hottest goalie on the planet. Plus, the Minnesota Wild got a shutout, but not from the usual source. Merzlikins is Unbeatable When Joonas Korpisalo...

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January 12th, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Elias Pettersson scored his 21st goal and fellow All-Star Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 shots in the Vancouver Canucks' 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Bo Horvat added two goals — the second into an empty net with 5.7 seconds left — and Troy Stecher also scored the Canucks. They've won nine of 11 and picked up their second win in two days. Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves, and Marcus Foligno scored for Minnesota. The Wild were held to 24 total shots after averaging 40 in their previous three games. A day after scoring four third-period goals in Buffalo to snap a two-game skid, the Canucks scored three in the second period and briefly broke out of a power-play funk. After a scoreless first period, Vancouver ended an 0-for-18 power-play drought stretching over five games on Pettersson’s second-period goal as things were turning chippy. Minnesota answered with Foligno’s eighth goal of the season at the 11:58 mark to bring some life to an...
January 10th, 2020
Minnesota Wild

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau scored the winning goal for the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Derek Ryan also scored for the Flames (24-17-5) in their fourth win in a row. Calgary remained tied for third in the Pacific Division with the Edmonton Oilers, who were 4-2 winners Thursday in Montreal. The Flames are at home to the Oilers on Saturday. Calgary goaltender Cam Talbot made 42 saves for back-to-back wins. He repelled 32 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Mats Zuccarello countered for the Wild (20-16-6), who are 1-3-1 in their last five. Goaltender Alex Stalock stopped 35 saves in the loss and an assist on Zuccarello's goal. Alex Stalock, Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Gaudreau scored the eventual game winner at 9:38 of the second period on a give-and-go with Sean Monahan. Gaudreau corralled Monahan's pass with his right skate blade and beat Stalock...
January 6th, 2020
Wild Goaltending

Sunday night’s game in St. Paul between the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames featured a pair of milestones for its starting goaltenders. Plus, we will take a look back at the week that was in the world of National Hockey League goaltending. Rittich Makes Czech History The Flames became just the fifth team this season to score four game-tying goals in a game during their 5-4 shootout win over the Wild. Goaltender David Rittich made 30 saves in regulation and overtime, including stopping three one-timers during the Wild’s power play in the extra time. He allowed just one goal in the seven-round shootout that decided to game. The victory was the 53rd of Rittich’s career in his 100th game; the third-most for a Czech-born goaltender in league history. The only two netminders with more wins in 100 games were Roman Turek (58) and Roman Cechmanek (57). To make the night even sweeter for Rittich, his personal...
January 5th, 2020
Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dillon Dube scored in the seventh-round of the shootout to give the Calgary Flames a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. David Rittich stopped six of seven Wild shooters. Dube beat Alex Stalock with a quick move for his first career shootout goal on his first chance. Derek Ryan also scored in the shootout for the Flames, 4-0 in tiebreakers this season. Milan Lucic, Travis Hamonic, Michael Stone and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, 4-5-1 in its last 10 games after winning seven straight during a stretch of nine consecutive outings with at least a point. Ryan Donato had a goal in the shootout, and Rittich finished with 30 saves. Marcus Foligno scored twice, and Kevin Fiala and Jordan Greenway also had goals for Minnesota, which finished 1-2-1 on a four-game homestand. Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) Giordano scored on a power play with under 6 minutes to go to tie the score 4-4 as his shot from the left...