Wild skate past Bruins
BOSTON -- Monday night in New York, the Minnesota Wild blew third-period leads of 3-0 and 4-2 and lost to the Rangers. Tuesday night, the Wild turned that around, rallying from a 3-1 third-period deficit to stun the Boston Bruins 4-3. The Wild go...
BOSTON - Monday night in New York, the Minnesota Wild blew third-period leads of 3-0 and 4-2 and lost to the Rangers.
Tuesday night, the Wild turned that around, rallying from a 3-1 third-period deficit to stun the Boston Bruins 4-3.
The Wild got goals from left winger Zach Parise, right winger Justin Fontaine and defenseman Marco Scandella - Scandella scored his second goal of the season from the left point with 5:53 left.
The win raised the Wild’s all-time record against Boston to 12-2-1 and raised their record to 5-3 on the season.
The loss dropped the Bruins to 5-6-0.
Rookie Seth Griffith, playing in his seventh NHL game, scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Bruins. Griffith assisted on Milan Lucic’s power-play goal.
Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the season, beating Tuukka Rask for the game’s first goal.
A very-sharp Rask, under siege in an 18-shot third period, made 38 saves, while Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots.
Minnesota went 0-for-2 on the power play and is
0-for-26 on the season.
-- C Erik Haula (head) and D Jonas Brodin (general soreness) were both out for the Wild after taking game-misconduct hits from Chris Kreider and John Moore of the New York Rangers on Monday. Moore is facing a suspension for his elbow to Haula’s head.
-- LW Zach Parise took 10 stitches to his face for an inadvertent stick hit in the Monday game.
Minnesota 1 0 3- 4
Boston 1 2 0- 3
First Period-1, Minnesota, Niederreiter 2 (Vanek) 4:51. 2, Boston, Griffith 2 (Krejci, Trotman) 18:23.
Second Period-3, Boston, Griffith 3 (Campbell, Lucic) 5:23. 4, Boston, Lucic 2 (Krug, Griffith) 16:59 (pp).
Third Period-5, Minnesota, Parise 4 (Granlund, Spurgeon) 4:21. 6, Minnesota, Fontaine 1 (Carter, Cooke) 6:34. 7, Minnesota, Scandella 2 (Zucker, Coyle) 14:07.
Shots on Goal-Minnesota 13-11-18-42. Boston 10-10-8-28.
Power-play opportunities-Minnesota 0 of 2. Boston 1 of 2.
Goalies-Minnesota Backstrom 1-1-0 (28 shots-25 saves). Boston Rask 4-4-0 (42-38).
A-17,565 (17,565). T-2:35.