Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and 5 gamers scored a aim every because the Minnesota Wild gained their fifth straight recreation, 5-1 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night time.
Zach Parise, Erik Haula, Eric Staal, Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota, which has factors in 10 of its final eleven video games. Zucker added an help, and Jason Pominville and Jonas Brodin every had two assists for the Wild.
Roberto Luongo’s regrettable historical past in Minnesota continued as he stopped 12 of 17 photographs earlier than being pulled halfway by means of the third interval. Luongo is zero-7 and has been pulled in 4 of his final seven video games on the Xcel Power Middle.
James Reimer stopped all 5 photographs he confronted in aid of Luongo. Dylan McIlrath scored his first aim of the season for the Panthers, who’ve one win of their previous six video games.
Dubynk is 7-zero-2 in his final 9 video games and leads the league in objectives-towards common and save proportion. Since making his Wild debut on Jan. 15, 2015, Dubnyk leads all NHL goaltenders in shutouts, save proportion and objectives towards-common whereas putting second in wins in that span.
The Panthers thought that they had pulled inside a aim halfway by means of the second interval when Kyle Rau scored off Dubnyk’s skate. A video evaluation confirmed Derek McKenzie was offside and the objective was waved off.
Staal scored his seventh objective sixty seven seconds later to make it three-zero. Pominville handed to a streaking Staal for a breakaway. Luongo received his blocker on the preliminary shot, however Staal adopted by batting the puck out of the air.
Parise opened the scoring within the first interval together with his first aim in eight video games. He has 5 on the season and three in eleven video games since coming back from damage.
NOTES: Luongo is three-12-1 all-time on the Xcel Power Middle. He entered with a objectives-towards common of three.21 and .884 save proportion in Minnesota. . Wild D Christian Folin returned to the lineup after lacking seven video games with a sprained MCL in his left knee. . Florida D Keith Yandle performed in his 581st consecutive recreation, surpassing Johnny Wilson for sole possession of the ninth-longest streak in NHL historical past. . Minnesota F Kurtis Gabriel needed to retreat to the locker room following a primary-interval struggle with Panthers D Dylan McIlrath. Gabriel’s jersey ripped almost the size of his again, splitting the numbers. It was Gabriel’s fourth battle in six video games since being recalled from the AHL.
Panthers: The second recreation of their three-recreation journey is Thursday in Winnipeg.
Wild: They’re at Nashville on Thursday.