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Sports Zucker wants Wild to 'remember this feeling' after rare win

08:45  21 october  2019
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Stalock perfect in net as Wild shut out Senators for first win of season

  Stalock perfect in net as Wild shut out Senators for first win of season OTTAWA — The Minnesota Wild stuck to their defensive plan Monday and it paid off to give them their first win of the season. Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced for his sixth career shutout, and the Wild held Ottawa off the scoreboard through five power plays in a 2-0 win over the Senators. "I think the biggest thing was commitment to playing team defence," said Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau. "When the puck was in our zone it was stops and starts. We gave up chances, but you're going to give up chances every game to an NHL team."It's a good start.

"Everybody wants to win , everybody wants to do the right things. The Wild have been outscored 29-14 and have allowed two goals in less than two minutes in each of their six losses. "I think it's just being a little more detailed with everything," Zucker said.

Zucker has two power-play goals so far this season and that’s it. In fact, Minnesota defencemen Ryan Suter, Jarde Spurgeon and Brad Hunt are tied for the team lead in “They want to do well,” Boudreau told the reporters at the Bell Centre when talking about his players. “ This is a group that wants to win .

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Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker wants his club to soak up the positive emotions following its 4-3 home win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

"We need to remember this feeling," Zucker said, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo.

"This feels great. I mean, it's awesome to have a win, especially at home, and now, coming back on Tuesday and playing another high-powered offense, we gotta make sure that we remember this feeling and make sure we want to get it back."

The Wild potted a pair of third-period goals to seal the much-needed victory after losing six of seven games to start the season.

Recap: Hartman’s costly penalty was the turning point in 4-2 Wild loss in Toronto

  Recap: Hartman’s costly penalty was the turning point in 4-2 Wild loss in Toronto The Minnesota Wild fall to 1-5-0 after falling to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Tuesday night.Playing their second game in as many days, the Minnesota Wild came out of the gate fast and ready to play. They limited the Maple Leafs’ chances in the first period down to three solid opportunities by William Nylander. The Leafs forward had a breakaway 30 seconds into the game following a Ryan Suter turnover. Minnesota netminder Devan Dubnyk stood his ground early and stopped the thwarting Nylander, although drawing a Suter slashing penalty in the process.

Zucker is a big sports fan, and from the early days of the campaign had spoken at editorial meetings about wanting to incorporate elements of ESPN’s Politics is NOT sports. I know that’s the preferred analogy of every insufferable, self-described political junkie who wants to believe that House of Cards

“I want to be here,” Zucker said. “I don’t want to sit in the weeds and pretend that because a trade talk happened that all of a sudden I’m gone and I’m not a Although the Wild has fine-tuned its roster this offseason, making a slew of signings when free agency opened July 1, it has yet to reach a resolution

"A win like tonight and the way we did it can really kind of boost your spirits a bit," forward Marcus Foligno added, according to the Star Tribune's Sarah McLellan. "The guys are happy again. It's good to see some smiles on guys' faces."

Zucker, who apologized for calling out head coach Bruce Budreau while criticizing his team's effort after a 4-0 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday, scored his third goal of the season and picked up an assist on Zach Parise's game-winner in the third period.

"You can talk and say the right things every day of the week, and until you come out and you play and you do those things, it doesn’t matter," Zucker said, per Russo. "We have great leaders from Mikko (Koivu) to Zach (Parise) to (Ryan Suter), all the way down the lineup to our younger guys."

The Wild will look to continue their winning ways when they host the red-hot Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

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