Entries with the tag: minnesota wild
I think we Penguins fans better get used to these wacky games while they have a chunk of their lineup out.
Like tonight, where the Pens are awarded with 35 shots on goal, compared to only 15 for the visiting Minnesota Wild, but lose 2-1.
Kyle Brodziak and Eric Belanger scored for the Wild, while Pascal Dupuis had the only tally for the Penguins.
As expected, the Wild and Penguins engaged in a defensive struggle tonight at the Igloo, with the Wild eventually emerging victorious on Marek Zidlicky’s shootout goal, 2-1.
Dany Sabourin was the tough luck loser, with his only goal allowed in regulation coming on a bouncing puck off a faceoff in the Penguins zone.
Niklas Backstrom was sharp as well in net for the Wild making some key saves in both the third period and in overtime.
Wild at Penguins, 7PM ET, Mellon Arena
Wild, 10-4-1, 21 pts, 5th in Western Conference
Penguins, 11-4-2, 24 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference