Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots to lift the surging Minnesota Wild past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Saturday night. Minnesota nearly blew a three-goal lead during a sloppy second period, but Dubnyk helped the league’s fourth-best penalty kill unit stymie a four-minute power play to prevent Carolina from tying it.
Jason Pominville scored a goal in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Justin Fontaine got the tying goal midway through the second period and Josh Harding made 27 saves for Minnesota, which won for the seventh time in nine games. Jiri Tlusty and Ryan Murphy scored for the Hurricanes, who had won two straight. Justin Peters stopped 28 shots. Carolina was 0 for 3 on the power play, while Minnesota finished 0 of 4.
The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.
The Minnesota Wild have claimed left wing Patrick O’Sullivan off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Rookie Jeff Skinner scored the only goal of the shootout to lead Carolina to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday, allowing the Hurricanes to sweep both of their […]
HELSINKI (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored twice as the Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in the opening game of the NHL season on Thursday. Anton Babchuk and Jussi Jokinen also […]
Hurricanes-Wild Sums Carolina 1 3 0_4 Minnesota 1 1 1_3 First Period_1, Minnesota, Latendresse 1 (Koivu, Brodziak), 3:33. 2, Carolina, Sutter 1 (Jokinen, McBain), 19:50 (pp). Penalties_Zanon, Min (tripping), 10:38; Barker, Min (interference), 19:15. Second […]