Skip to main content

Wild comes back again for shootout win in Pittsburgh

Jared Spurgeon's two goals helped the Wild earn a comeback victory.
Kirill Kaprizov

If there's one thing we've learned about the Minnesota Wild this season, it's to never leave a game early. 

The Wild were down by two goals with just over four minutes to go but a Ryan Hartman goal with 1.1 seconds left in regulation helped the Wild earn a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The evening got off to a great start for the Wild thanks to Kirill Kaprizov. After ending his nine-game scoring drought to start the season on Tuesday night, Kaprizov scored again on a rebound to put Minnesota on the board in the first period.

Kaprizov's early goal was no match for the Penguins' unlikely source of offense as Kapanen scored twice in the final 4:27 to send Pittsburgh into the first intermission up 2-1. Jake Guentzel's third goal of the season put the Penguins up 3-1 before Jared Spurgeon made it a one-goal game late in the second period.

Despite not scoring a goal prior to the game, Kapanen completed the hat trick in the third period to put Pittsburgh up 4-2. But the Wild pulled Cam Talbot with just over four minutes to go and the gamble paid off with Spurgeon's second goal of the night. With the Wild down 4-3, Hartman provided the equalizer and sent the game to overtime.

The Wild had their chances to win it in overtime but thanks to two breakaway stops from Talbot, the game went into a shootout. In the fourth round, Nick Bjugstad stuck it to his former team with the game-winner to help Minnesota leave Pittsburgh with a victory.

The Wild (7-3-0) will head home after the win when they host Zach Parise and the New York Islanders on Sunday night.

Next Up

Deer hunting blaze orange

To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.

covid

COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant

BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 11.43.05 AM

Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures

As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.

police lights squad car

Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis

The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

police lights

Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury

The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

MoorheadMurderSuspect

Police: Woman found dead with 'traumatic injuries' inside Moorhead home

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Screen Shot 2022-12-02 at 7.59.36 AM

St. Paul's East Side Bar closes after two-and-a-half years in business

The bar opened just as the COVID-19 pandemic closed bars and restaurants.

Police tape

Police: Man and woman found dead inside Rochester home

An investigation is ongoing as of Friday morning.

image

Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'

A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.

Related

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild's comeback bid comes up short against Panthers

The Wild came close to another come-from-behind victory.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov's playmaking, Rask's OT winner on display against Ducks

The Wild superstar had a pair of assists in a 4-3 victory.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild: 5 things you can count on in the 2021-22 season

Can the Wild live up to their lofty expectations?

Kirill Kaprizov

Jordan Kyrou spoils the Wild's party at the NHL Winter Classic

The Blues forward put up four points in the second period to hand the Wild a 6-4 defeat.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild have 2 players named to NHL All-Star Game

The Wild could have a third representative through the "Last Man In" ballot.

Dean Evason

Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Stars add insult to Wild's injuries

A blowout loss in Dallas, handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.