Wild continue to roll
Wild continue to roll, defeat Stars
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have ridden goaltender Devan Dubnyk canadian goose jacket and a surprisingly potent offense to the best record in the Western Conference.
thought he was by far our best player tonight, Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said of Kuemper. played really good. He finally got rewarded for the effort he been putting in in practice. To be thrown into games coming back off the road and having to play Chicago and canada goose black friday sale stuff we have the faith in him.
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Cody Eakin scored his canada goose replica second goal of canada goose deals the season and Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves for Dallas, which has lost seven of its past eight games and slipped to the third worst points total in the NHL.
don know if I ever been through a stretch like this, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. stretch has been incredible. I feel that first period was puck possession and did a great job all areas, really, and you come away with nothing again. I know there frustration there. I asking them to go out and work, do the job and the bounces aren going our way.
Minnesota was 1 for 2 on the power play on Tuesday after going 0 for 5 in a 1 0 canada goose clearance sale loss against Anaheim on Tuesday.
Dallas outshot the Wild 35 26, but Kuemper was strong in net in giving Dubnyk a night off. Dubnyk leads the league in wins, goals against average and save percentage this season, leading to Thursday being just Kuemper 13th game of the season.
been feeling good in my last few starts, just tried to keep that going, buy canada goose jacket Kuemper said. the good results today and a lot of seeing the puck is the guys in front of you; especially the d men, working hard to keep the guys out of the front of the net and boxing out. Big props Canada Goose Parka to them and it makes my job pretty easy.
Kuemper wasn beaten until Eakin scored 5:19 into the third period.
Antoine buy canada goose jacket cheap Roussel wristed the puck toward the net, and the puck deflected off Wild defenseman Christian Folin skate right to Eakin. Minnesota challenged goaltender interference on the play as Patrick Eaves tried to slide between Folin and Kuemper and made contact with the goaltender as Eakin was shooting.
A video review upheld the Canada Goose Online call canadagooseonlineshop on the ice of a goal to snap Kuemper shutout bid.
Suter started the scoring with his first goal in 12 games with just 0.8 seconds left in the first. Stars forward Curtis McKenzie was Canada Goose Coats On Sale called for goaltender interference with 40 seconds left in the period and Suter cashed in on the power play in the final second to tie his career high with his eighth goal of the season.
It the fourth time in Suter career he reached eight goals and the third time in five seasons with the Wild. The tally was also his career best fourth power play goal of the season.
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Spurgeon finished the scoring 13:04 into the third with his eighth of the season.
Minnesota Nino Niederreiter was given a game misconduct and Dallas Radek Faksa received a 10 minute misconduct with 1:43 left after Niederreiter upended Stars forward Patrick Sharp. Faksa and Niederreiter canada goose outlet store locations legs collided and Niederreiter was out of balance before hitting Sharp. Niederreiter was also given an interference major penalty and Haula was hit with a 10 minute misconduct after getting into an altercation with Faksa.
not a good feeling, Eakin said of 2018 canada goose outlet the team recent stretch. think you can see our frustration out there tonight in the third period. It hard, we just got to keep going, stay positive, continue to work and play for each other.
NOTES: Minnesota D Matt Dumba missed his third straight game with a lower body injury. Coach Bruce Boudreau said it likely Dumba won return until at least Feb. 27 because he hasn skated and the Wild canada goose coats have a five day break next week.. The Wild also scratched rookie F Zack Mitchell.. Dallas scratched D Stephen Johns (illness) along with F Jiri Hudler and F Lauri Korpikoski.. Minnesota D Jonas Brodin has been skating on his own and Boudreau said Brodin, on injured reserve with a fractured finger, started taking slap shots. Boudreau still didn know when Brodin might return.. The Stars return home on Saturday cheap Canada Goose to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Wild franchise record, eight game homestand continues Saturday against Nashville.