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Foligno scores twice as Wild rout Jets, 6-1

Nov 23, 2022, 5:14 AM | Updated: 7:59 pm

Minnesota Wild center Mason Shaw celebrates after scoring a goal with teammates Matt Dum), Alex Gol...

Minnesota Wild center Mason Shaw celebrates after scoring a goal with teammates Matt Dum), Alex Goligoski (33) Connor Dewarin the first period during an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored twice and Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves as the Minnesota Wild took down the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on Wednesday night.

Matt Boldy added a goal and two assists for the Wild, and Kirill Kaprizov extended his point streak to seven games with a power-play goal 28 seconds into the third period.

It was Minnesota’s largest margin of victory this season and perhaps the team’s most complete game.

“It was a good effort. Everyone was just really into it,” said Foligno, who took a stick to the ear in the final minutes and required stitches. “It’s not always pretty, but you’re going to get your points just from team play.”

Foligno entered with only one goal all season, which came in Minnesota’s second game. The veteran winger scored on a rebound early in the third to give the Wild a 3-1 lead and added another midway through the period on a give-and-go play with linemate Joel Eriksson Ek.

Gustavsson made his third straight start in net with Marc-Andre Fleury still out with an upper-body injury. His biggest save came midway through the second period when he stuffed Cole Perfetti on a breakaway.

The six goals allowed by Connor Hellebuyck were the most he’s given up all season. He came in permitting 2.07 goals per game, second-best in the NHL. Minnesota’s final goal drew chants of “Sieve! Sieve!” from Wild fans.

Mason Shaw put the Wild up 1-0 in the first period just as Minnesota’s first power play expired. Shaw fired a shot from above the left circle that found its way through traffic and past Hellebuyck.

Wild defenseman Cam Addison scored his first goal this season and the third of his career early in the second for a 2-0 lead.

Kaprizov’s power-play goal was Minnesota’s first in six games. Boldy’s goal in the third also came on the power play.

“I think getting that first one, Kirill’s definitely helped us out for sure,” Boldy said. “A couple laughs in the huddle after the goal, saying we finally got one. So it’s obviously good to get one there.”

Kyle Connor had Winnipeg’s goal, a wrister that made it 3-1 in the second period.

The Jets were whistled for eight penalties, two of which led to power-play goals for Minnesota.

“I think one of the concerns is the lack of discipline,” Jets coach Rick Bowness said. “That really bothered me tonight. Penalties at the wrong time. Turnovers at the wrong time. Yapping at the refs. Those things lead into other issues. But clearly not our best effort.”

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin was scratched with a non-COVID-19 illness.

TRADE TALK

Before the game, Minnesota acquired veteran forward Ryan Reaves from the New York Rangers for a fifth-round draft pick in 2025.

Ice time was hard to come by for the 35-year-old Reaves in New York this season. He was a healthy scratch for eight of the Rangers’ last 12 games.

Wild general manager Bill Guerin envisions Reaves will get ample playing time, and likes the toughness he brings to the roster.

“He hadn’t been playing on a regular basis, but for us, I just feel that what Ryan brings as a player, the way he plays his role is elite,” Guerin said. “Just as important as that is he brings a lot of energy. He’s always full of energy. He’s a big personality. I think right now, that’s something our team really needs.”

Foligno recalled getting into a fight with Reaves during Minnesota’s first game of the season. Now that the two are teammates, that will have to be water under the bridge.

“Now looking at our lineup, we’re a beefy lineup. We’re tough, and we’ve got to play that way,” Foligno said. “Him being here is a great addition.”

UP NEXT

Jets: Play at Dallas on Friday.

Wild: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

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