After it appeared they had blown a regulation victory, the Wild players were relieved and excited to pull out a late win. Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift Minnesota to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. “It was a little bit of relief and happy we were able to bounce back and get out of here with two points,” Zucker said.
Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, extending their home win streak to nine games. Luke Schenn and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, whose record rose above .500 for just the second time this season (17-16-4). Mikael Grandlund tallied for the Wild, who fell to 2-7-0 all-time at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wild are 1-7-1 in their last nine road games. Both teams are off until Friday.
Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart early in the third period to break open a defensive standoff and lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. The teams had combined for only 28 shots when Pominville collected Mikko Koivu’s pass in the crease and pushed it past a helpless Ray Emery 3:52 into the third period. On the ensuing shift, Coyle tapped a rebound off Jared Spurgeon’s slap shot into an empty corner at 4:49.
The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.
The Chicago Blackhawks tote an impressive 19-0-3 record, and a 22-games point streak into Tuesday night’s game against the Wild.
Danny Briere, Ville Leino and Andreas Nodl each had a goal and an assist, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 6-1 on Wednesday night.