Zach Parise Scores Winner, Wild Beat Canadiens Four-Three for 2nd Win

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead aim halfway via the third interval and the Minnesota Wild received their second sport of the season, beating the Montreal Canadiens Four-Three on Sunday.

Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Brad Hunt additionally scored for Minnesota, which matched its highest aim whole via eight video games this season. The Wild additionally scored 4 targets in a 7-Four dwelling loss to Pittsburgh.

Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and earned his first win of the season.

Phillip Danault scored twice and Tomas Tatar added a aim for the Canadiens. Keith Kinkaid stopped 29 photographs in his second sport of the season.

Parise took an ideal move from Zucker via visitors and despatched a shot that beat Kinkaid and gave the Wild a Four-Three lead. The rating got here simply over 4 minutes after Hunt tied the sport on the ability play.

The groups squared off for the second time in a four-day span. The host Canadiens received the earlier assembly Four-Zero.

Foligno scored with simply 12.9 seconds left within the second interval to tie the sport. Danault’s second aim of the sport within the third gave Montreal a short-lived lead earlier than targets by Hunt and Parise put Minnesota forward for good.

Zucker opened the sport with a first-period aim within the group’s first sport because the participant included head coach Bruce Boudreau in a controversial quote, saying everybody on the group wanted to be higher. Zucker redirected a shot from the purpose on the ability play at eight:57.

Jason Zucker (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

All three of Zucker’s targets this season have come on the ability play.

The best of Kinkaid’s saves on Sunday got here when he stopped Zucker halfway via the second interval. As he fell to the ice, Kinkaid gloved a shot by Zucker that may have tied the sport.

Montreal scored twice in a 16-second span within the second interval. Tatar evened the sport with a power-play aim on the 2:50 mark. Dubnyk gave up an enormous rebound to Tatar, who buried it for his third aim of the 12 months.

Then Danault put Montreal up 2-1 after a turnover by Minnesota in its personal zone. Danault banked the puck off Dubnyk’s skate seconds after Tatar’s equalizer.


The Wild’s regular-season sellout streak ended at 230 consecutive video games. Sunday’s introduced attendance of 17,344 fell wanting the Xcel Power Middle’s capability of 17,954. … Sunday was Minnesota’s second dwelling sport of the season via eight video games.

Up Subsequent

Canadiens: Host San Jose on Thursday night time.

Wild: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night time.


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