Wild fall to Rangers in overtime but extend points streak to 6 games

It's an overtime loss, but the Wild have played pretty well in the last two-plus weeks.
Publish date:
Brady Skjei

It wasn't a thing of beauty, but the Wild (9-11-4) escaped New York with one point after losing 3-2 to the Rangers in overtime Monday night. 

Despite the loss, the Wild extended their points streak to six games, having gone 3-0-3 in their last six games. Minnesota hasn't suffered a regulation loss since Nov. 12. 

After ex-Gopher Brady Skjei and Zach Parise traded goals in the first two periods, Ryan Donato put the Wild up 2-1 with just his second goal of the season at the 10-minute mark of the third period, but that lead erased when Chris Kreider netted the tying goal on a power play with just over three minutes left in the third period. 

In overtime, it was Tony DeAngelo's seventh goal of the season that proved to be the game-winner. 

Note 1: It was a big night for Wild winger Mats Zuccarello, who was playing his first game at Madison Square Garden as an opponent. Zuccarello signed with the Wild as a free agent last summer after spending the first nine years – 509 games – of his career with the Rangers. 

Note 2: The Wild are 5-2-1 since starting the season 4-9-1. 

Up next: Minnesota gets no time off as they face the Devils in New Jersey at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Note 3: Wild prospect Kaapo Kahkonen will make his NHL debut in goal for the Wild agains the Devils. 

Next Up

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

Avante Dickerson

Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.


Screen Shot 2019-12-03 at 8.32.54 PM

Wild extend points streak to 10 games behind Kahkonen's 44 saves

The rookie goalie allowed two first-period goals and then shut things down.

Bruce Boudreau

Debate is on after questionable shootout goal in Wild-Rangers game

The Wild blew a two-goal lead in the third period leading to a shootout defeat

Must see: Spurgeon's OT goal extends Wild win streak to 11 games

The Wild haven't lost since falling to Calgary in a shootout on Dec. 2.

Mats Zuccarello

Resilient Wild top Lightning to push points streak to 11 games

Minnesota is one of the hottest teams in the NHL since Nov. 3.

Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 6.58.33 AM

Wild honors Lindsey Vonn, fall in shootout to Nashville

The Wild also had a video tribute for Mikael Granlund.

Watch: Red Wings' OT winner came after Wild 2-on-1 rush failed

The Wild played better but the way they lost in overtime was a crusher.

Watch: Staal's shorthanded goal extends the Wild's winning streak to 9 games

With the win the Wild are 20-8-4 which is the second-best record in the Western Conference.

Mikko Koivu

Disastrous period sends Wild to 5th loss in 6 games

Two good periods isn't enough in the NHL.