SAN JOSE, California. (AP) – Mats uc ucarrelo had three assists and a three-goal winning streak as Minnesota Wilde beat San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night for their third straight win.
It was the highest goal-scoring game of the season for Minnesota, rounded off after a few weeks out this month due to COVID-19 protocols.
Victor Rusk had a goal and two assists for Wild, which improved to 3-1 as a result of his five-game journey. Goals were also scored by Kirill Caprizov, Marcus Foligno, Ian Cole and Jon Onas Brodin, and Kaapo Kahkone made 31 saves.
“I think this group is confident,” said Minnesota coach Dean Evason. “Obviously you feel good when you can score goals, obviously he can defend himself. “We did a really good job of playing it one game at a time. Of course, we have to keep doing it.”
The sharks fell on the doorstep of a seasonal eight-bedroom home. The next challenge is when they play their next 13 of 11 games against either St. Louis, Vegas or Colorado, which are the top three teams in the West Division.
In the second half, the goal of San Jose was scored by Brent Burns and Logan Couture, who 2: They gained an advantage of 3 points. 1 score. In March, One ounce made 20 saves and 16 saves, before being replaced by Devan Dubnik.
“We are a team that cannot rely on a single line,” said Shark coach Bob Boffner. “We have to score a strong goal every night. We can not give screaming opportunities to the other team. We must be strong. “
The Sharks scored for 45 seconds during the game with a great goal from Burns, which hit the blue line around the defender, went from right to left, pushing back Kahkonen.
But Wild finally took the lead with a pair of goals 11 seconds from the first. Uc ucarrelo equalized when he scored 7 from the right. 49. Shortly afterwards, Zuccarello found that Caprizov was on the left side of the net for one goal, which gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
“Especially when Burns scores a goal (soon), it can blow the wind out of your sails,” said Foligno. “It simply came to our notice then. We did a really good job. “
IN ITS DEFENSE
The Sharks played their fourth game in a row without defender Eric Carlson (groin) and Radim Simek (upper body). The date of Carlson’s return is not known, but coach Bob Boffner said before the game that Simek could return on Thursday against Vegas.
TO HAVE CARGO
Kahkonen continues to play well while starting goalkeeper Cam Talbot follows the COVID-19 protocol. He has stopped 73 of 73 shots in the last three games.
Caprizov entered the evening with 11 points equal to the advantage of the leader of Minnesota, continued his strong season with a goal-assist.
Wild nature. Visit the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.
Sharks. Host the Golden Knights of Vegas on Thursday night.
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