Wild beat Red Wings in a shootout, 6-5

Mar 10, 2022, 5:35 AM | Updated: 9:06 pm
Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) and Mats Zuccarello (36) celebrate a Kirill Kaprizov go...

Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) and Mats Zuccarello (36) celebrate a Kirill Kaprizov goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Fiala both scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Matt Boldy scored twice in regulation, and Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek also had goals to help Minnesota sweep the season series. Cam Talbot made 29 saves and stopped Jakub Vrana and Dylan Larkin in the shootout to seal the Wild’s second straight win.

“We were up and down, but it was a very emotional game,” Minnesota coach Dean Evason said. “There’s a lot of intensity now, which is probably a good thing right now. We need to be that intense right now for us to play the way that we want to play.”

Vrana and Lucas Raymond each scored twice in regulation, and Jordan Oesterle had a goal with 2:51 left that tied it at 5 for Detroit. Nick Leddy had three assists for the Red Wings, who blew a 4-2 second-period lead, were outshot 40-34 and lost their fourth game in a row.

Boldy opened the scoring and Vrana, who missed the first five months of the season with a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp, tied it for Detroit.

Eriksson Ek was credited with an unassisted goal when Detroit goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic accidentally put the puck between his legs into the net while trying to clear it to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.

After Raymond tied it, Vrana scored a power-play goal to put Detroit up 3-2 after one period. Raymond scored again in the second period to give the Red Wings a two-goal lead.

“One of the big things for us going in was handling the ups and downs,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “I thought we did a really good job of doing that. They got up on us early and we responded well. They got up on us late, and we responded well.”

Zuccarello scored a power-play goal in the second period, and Boldy and Kaprizov scored in the third to put Minnesota up 5-4. But Oesterle tied it late in regulation to send it to overtime.

NOTES: Detroit’s Marc Staal played in his 999th career game. If he plays Saturday at Calgary, he will be the third member of his family to reach 1,000 games played, making the Staals the first trio of brothers to reach that milestone. He would join brothers Eric (1,243 games as of Thursday) and Jordan (1,068). … Five of Boldy’s 11 goals this season have come against Detroit. He had a hat trick against the Red Wings on Feb. 14.

UP NEXT

Wild: at Columbus on Friday night.

Red Wings: at Calgary on Saturday night.

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of the team's base...
Associated Press

Judge stays at 61 homers on 61st anniversary of Maris’ 61st

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge went 0 for 2 with two walks and was hit by a pitch, remaining at 61 homers on the 61st anniversary of Roger Maris setting the American League record, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Saturday. Judge reached base leading off to spark a three-run […]
13 hours ago
Associated Press

St. Francis (PA) rolls past Central Connecticut, 39-13

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Cole Doyle threw two touchdown passes and St. Francis of Pennsylvania ran for three touchdowns to win itshome opener, rolling past Central Connecticut, 39-13 on Saturday. St. Francis now has won three straight, its first three three-game win streak since 2016. Alex Schmoke kicked a 24-yard field goal to put St. […]
13 hours ago
Minnesota defensive back Tyler Nubin, right, intercepts a pass intended for Purdue wide receiver TJ...
Associated Press

Spoilermakers: Purdue stifles No. 21 Minnesota for 20-10 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Mockobee rushed for 102 yards and a late touchdown to pad Purdue’s lead, and the Boilermakers defense fueled yet another takedown of a ranked opponent in a 20-10 victory over No. 21 Minnesota on Saturday. Cam Allen had two of Purdue’s three interceptions of Tanner Morgan, one in the end zone […]
13 hours ago
Boston College running back Alex Broome runs into the endzone to score against Louisville during th...
Associated Press

Jurkovec (3 TDS) leads Boston College past Louisville 34-33

BOSTON (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns and scrambled for a 33-yard run that set up the game-winning field goal on Saturday as Boston College knocked Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham out of the game and beat the Cardinals 34-33. Cunningham ran for three touchdowns and threw for another before finishing […]
13 hours ago
Texas Tech quarterback Donovan Smith (7) throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA college f...
Associated Press

No. 25 Kansas State holds off Texas Tech 37-28

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Adrian Martinez rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score, leading No. 25 Kansas State past Texas Tech 37-28 on Saturday. Martinez was 12-for-19 passing for 116 yards for Kansas State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12), while Deuce Vaughn had 170 rushing yards for the Wildcats, who extended […]
13 hours ago
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA college footb...
Associated Press

Corum, McCarthy lead No. 4 Michigan past Iowa, 27-14

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Blake Corum rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown, J.J. McCarthy threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and No. 4 Michigan defeated Iowa 27-14 on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten Conference) were able to consistently move the ball against the Hawkeyes (3-2, 1-1), who came into the […]
13 hours ago
Wild beat Red Wings in a shootout, 6-5