Minnesota 4, Anaheim 2

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 29-20-2-4 19-7-1-1 10-13-1-3 W1
Anaheim 39-11-1-4 21-2-1-1 18-9-0-3 L1


Wild 4, Ducks 2: Zach Parise recorded a goal and two assists as visiting Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak against Anaheim.

Mikael Granlund recorded the Wild's first-power play tally in nine games and added an assist while rookie Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves in his eighth straight start. Jason Pominville scored his team-leading 21st goal - and third in three games against the Ducks this season - and also set up a score while rookie Erik Haula netted his second career tally.

Dustin Penner registered his 150th career goal for Anaheim, which is 21-2-2 at home - with both regulation losses coming in the last eight days. Mathieu Perreault added a power-play tally while Jonas Hiller stopped 29 shots in falling for the third time in his last four starts - equaling his total of regulation losses over his first 32 games.

Pominville made it 1-0 at 7:57 of the first period, when he picked up a loose puck behind the end line after a blocked shot and banked it off Hiller's backside. Penner tied it when he accepted a pass from captain Ryan Getzlaf just above the right faceoff dot and wired a wrist shot past Kuemper high to the glove side at 18:13.

Granlund deflected Parise's pass by Hiller 13 seconds into the middle period to make it 2-1. Parise got a piece of defenseman Marco Scandella's slap shot from two feet off the ice at 6:35 of the third period and Haula redirected the puck through a maze of players after Pominville threw it toward the net 1:46 later to make it 4-1. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Parise registered his first points in three games since missing 14 contests with a broken left foot while Scandella also had two assists. ... Minnesota didn't score on 24 consecutive power-play opportunities before Granlund's goal and is 4-for-9 against Anaheim this season. ... Ducks D Cam Fowler missed an easy scoring chance in the second period when C Saku Koivu's pass bounced off his stick as he stared at an empty net. Minnesota LW Matt Cooke hit the crossbar on the ensuing trip down the ice and rang a shot off the post 3:24 later.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Anaheim
Zach Parise 3 Points Dustin Penner 1
Zach Parise 1 Goals Dustin Penner 1
Zach Parise 2 Assists Ryan Getzlaf 1
Mikael Granlund 1 Power Play Goals Mathieu Perreault 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Darcy Kuemper .939 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .879
Darcy Kuemper 31 Saves Jonas Hiller 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 33 4 1-5 2-3 8 26
Anaheim 33 2 1-3 4-5 12 32

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Ducks have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Wild have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .481 after a loss.
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