WATCH: Minnesota Wild defeat Toronto Maple Leafs in shootout, run winning streak to 6
Kirill Kaprisov scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Saturday night in Saint Paul, Minn., to extend their winning streak to six games.
The Maple Leafs, who overcame a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the second period, saw their seven-game road winning streak, which matched a club record, come to an end. They also had an overall five-game winning streak snapped.
Toronto had a power play for the final 59 seconds of overtime when Jonas Brodin was called for slashing.
Jordan Greenway, Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno scored for Minnesota. Joel Eriksson Ek had two assists.
Jason Spezza had two goals and an assist for Toronto. Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist. Morgan Rielly had three assists.
Jack Campbell stopped 37 shots for Toronto. Cam Talbot made 39 saves for Minnesota.
Greenway scored his second goal of the season at 19:36 of the first period. Matt Dumba’s shot deflected off Eriksson Ek, squeezed past Campbell, hit the post and slid out to Greenway.
Zuccarello scored his seventh goal on a power play at 5:21 of the second when his shot deflected in off the skate of Toronto defenseman Justin Holl. Ondrej Kase was off for tripping.
Foligno scored his 10th at 8:07 from the left circle after the puck bounced to him off an official.
Spezza scored at 12:47 on a shot from behind the goal line that deflected off a defender’s skate and went in after bouncing off the back of Talbot’s helmet.Also Read:
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Spezza’s seventh of the season came from the slot on a power play at 17:51 of the second. Jordie Benn was off for roughing.
Matthews tied the game with his 14th of the season, tapping in Spezza’s pass on a power play at 19:10. Alex Goligoski was off for tripping.
Campbell was strong as Minnesota failed to score with a five-on-three advantage for nearly two minutes early in the third period. Campbell made two big saves in the final seconds of the third and Foligno crashed into him on one chance.
Toronto’s Mitchell Marner did not play after being involved in a collision with Jake Muzzin during a drill at practice on Friday.
–Field Level Media