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Sports Stalock backstops surging Wild to 2-0 win over Maple Leafs

07:07  15 december  2017
07:07  15 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Stalock stopped 28 shots for his fifth career shutout, using his first start during Devan Dubnyk’s absence to steer the Wild past the Maple Leafs 2 - 0 on Thursday night for their fourth They handed the Maple Leafs their first blank slate in more than a year, since a 3-0 loss at Calgary on Nov. 30, 2016.

Alex Stalock started his extended stretch of action in the Minnesota net with his first NHL shutout in three seasons. Donskoi scored the game-winner with 2 :48 left in the third period and also had an assist to lead the Sharks to a 3- 2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Alex Stalock of the Minnesota Wild© Andy Clayton-King Alex Stalock of the Minnesota Wild ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to complete his first NHL shutout in three seasons, steering the Minnesota Wild past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.

Tyler Ennis scored early and Mikael Granlund added a late goal for the Wild, whose first three wins on the streak were all in extra time. They handed the Maple Leafs their first blank slate in more than a year, since a 3-0 loss at Calgary on November 30, 2016.

The Maple Leafs, who have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference and entered the game with the fifth-highest scoring average in the league, have totalled three goals over their last three games without young star centre Auston Matthews because of an upper-body injury.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Alex Stalock started his extended stretch of action in the Minnesota net with his first NHL shutout in three seasons.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20), goalie Alex Stalock (32) and defenseman Jonas Brodin (25), of Sweden, celebrate the Wild 's 2 - 0 win over the. Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) passes against Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) during the second period of

Stalock stepped up at an opportune time for the Wild, who had to pull starter Devan Dubnyk from the previous game after one period because of an unspecified lower-body injury. Dubnyk will miss at least another week, leaving the net in the hands of the career backup Stalock who played at South St. Paul High School just 5 miles from Xcel Energy Center. All four of his previous NHL shutouts came with San Jose.

Since losing 4-2 to the Maple Leafs in Toronto on November 8, the Wild are 12-4-1 in their last 17 games for an NHL-leading 25 points over that span. This was their fifth straight win at home.

After a failed clearing attempt by Maple Leafs right wing Connor Brown in his own zone, Wild defenceman Ryan Suter took possession of the puck to set up Ennis for a sharp-angle shot that eluded goalie Frederik Andersen with 1:54 remaining in the first period.

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  Wild outlast Flames to win in 5th round of shootout Mikael Granlund scored the winning goal in a shootout and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night. The shootout reached the fifth round before Granlund beat Mike Smith. Alex Stalock stopped Michael Ferland to give Minnesota its third straight victory, the first two coming in overtime.Ferland and Minnesota's Matt Cullen scored in regulation. Smith made 21 saves for Calgary, while Stalock stopped 16 shots in two periods plus overtime for the Wild. He replaced injured goalie Devan Dubnyk after the first.

Alex Stalock made 28 saves to register his fifth career shutout to lead the Wild past the Maple Leafs , 2 - 0 , for their fourth straight win . Fleury backstops Vegas to win against former club - Продолжительность: 4:04 NHL 134 436 просмотров.

Alex Stalock started his extended stretch of action in the Minnesota net with his first NHL shutout in three seasons. Stalock stopped 28 shots for his fifth career shutout, using his first start during Devan Dubnyk’s absence to steer the Wild past the Maple Leafs 2 - 0 on Thursday night for their fourth

Ennis was a healthy scratch in the previous game for the first time all season, his first with the Wild. They need Ennis and fourth-line mates Daniel Winnik and Chris Stewart, both Toronto natives, to continue to produce like this.

For insurance, Granlund converted a one-timer from one knee off a behind-the-goal feed from Eric Staal, giving Granlund 15 points (six goals and nine assists) in his last 15 games. This was the Wild's first third-period goal in six games.

The Wild killed all four Maple Leafs power plays, making them 24 for 25 over their last eight games, when they're 7-0-1. Their home penalty kill is the best in the league at 44 of 47 successes.

The Maple Leafs were out of rhythm all night. They had only six shots on goal at the midpoint of the game, after going a span of 28-plus minutes with only three tries on target.

NOTES: Andersen made 24 saves. ... Wild LW Zach Parise skated with the team in the morning, his first participation since microdiskectomy surgery on his lower back . The timetable for his return to game action remains undefined. ... Wild D Jared Spurgeon (strained groin) missed his eighth straight game, but he has resumed practicing with the team and could be back in the coming days. ... Ennis has nine goals and 13 assists in 30 career games against the Maple Leafs. ... Wild coach Bruce Boudreau (134 career games) and two of his assistants, John Anderson (534 career games) and Darby Hendrickson (233 career games), are all former Maple Leafs draft picks. ... The Wild are 7-2 at home against the Maple Leafs in their 17-year history. They've won eight of the last nine matchups overall.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Wrap up a three-game trip in Detroit on Friday night for the second half of the back-to-back set.

Wild: Host Edmonton in a rare afternoon game on Saturday, before jetting off to Chicago to play on Sunday night.

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