NHL Game Summary - Minnesota at Anaheim|
(Tuesday, January 28th)
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Parise had a goal and two assists to
help the Minnesota Wild take a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
Jason Pominville and Mikael Granlund each posted a goal and an assist while
Erik Haula also scored for the Wild, who have won four of their last six
games. Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves in the win.
"I think we were good in almost every area of our game," said Pominville. "Our
power play got one but I thought we generated some good opportunities off it.
Our PK was good, our goalie was good, our 5-on-5 was good. I think overall we
did a lot of good things tonight."
Dustin Penner and Mathieu Perreault both scored for the Ducks, who lost just
their second game in regulation on home ice this season. Jonas Hiller gave up
all four goals on 33 shots in the loss.
"I don't know what you call it but it wasn't very good," said Anaheim head
coach Bruce Boudreau. "You can't call it a letdown because Minnesota is a good
team, so I don't know what it was tonight."
Minnesota scored at 7:57 of the first period as Granlund's shot from the high
slot hit off a Duck in front and went behind the net, where Pominville picked
it up and whipped it in off the back of Hiller.
The Ducks, though, tied the game at 18:13 of the first as Ryan Getzlaf sent a
pass from the low left side to the top of the circle where Penner's one-timer
blew past the glove of Kuemper.
The Wild took a 2-1 lead just 13 seconds into the second period on the power
play as Parise sent a soft pass from the left wing to the front of the net
where Granlund tapped it in for his fourth of the season.
Kuemper turned aside all four shots he faced in the second period to keep the
lead, and the Wild added to their advantage in the third.
The first goal came at 6:35 as a left circle faceoff win saw Marco Scandella
blast a shot from the left point that Parise redirected in for his 16th of the
Less than two minutes later, the Wild made it a 4-1 game as another shot from
the left point, this one from Pominville, was redirected in by Haula for his
second of the season.
Anaheim got one back 2 1/2 minutes later on the power play as a quick pass
from the left circle by Teemu Selanne to the right side was swept in by
Kuemper made a point-blank stop on Getzlaf with just under three minutes to
play to keep it a two-goal game.
Minnesota plays in Colorado on Thursday ... The Ducks host the Flyers on
Thursday ... Anaheim had won six straight against Minnesota, including two
games this season ... Anaheim was 1-for-3 on the power play, while Minnesota
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