Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.
Author:
Publish date:
Cam Talbot

Kevin Fiala's breakaway goal on an empty net sealed the deal for the Wild Friday night as they defeated former goaltender Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in the home opener at Xcel Energy Center. 

Fiala's tally came just seconds after Dubnyk went to the bench to give the Sharks an extra attacker in the final minutes of the third period. Jordan Greenway added another empty-netter with 26 seconds left in regulation. 

Before that, Dubnyk had stopped 25 of 27 shots in his first game against the Wild since being traded to the Sharks last October. 

Cam Talbot started in goal for the Wild, stopping 11 of 12 shots before leaving the game with an apparent injury. He was replaced by Kaapo Kahonen, who stopped all 17 shots he faced in the second and third periods. 

Joel Eriksson Ek and Zach Parise scored the first two goals for the Wild, with Parise's proving to be the go-ahead goal. 

The Wild are now 4-1 to start the season with another game against the Sharks on Sunday at 7 p.m. 

Next Up

All Energy Solar Residential Installation

End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.

Byron Buxton

Twins talking contract extension with Byron Buxton

The Twins are 88-38 over the past two seasons with Buxton in the lineup.

minneapolis police

Police arrest man in connection to deadly Minneapolis hit-and-run

The victim died the scene in north Minneapolis on Friday.

Jordan Greenway

Wild's fast start vanishes in loss to Coyotes

Arizona scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers lands on Wooden Award list for women's college basketball

The Hopkins grad is the only freshman on the 15-player ballot.

Related

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

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

Kevin Fiala / Minnesota Wild

Wild salvage series split with Kings

A physical battle led to a 5-3 win for the Wild.

Wild's victory over Winnipeg was a blueprint to consistent winning

It all had all the ingredients the Wild need to keep winning.

Joel Erikkson Ek

These 6 players are the core of the Wild's new generation

GM Paul Fenton's goal was to make the Wild younger and faster.

Devan Dubnyk

Boudreau might replace Dubnyk as Wild's No. 1 goalie

Dubnyk has allowed 10 goals in his last two games.

48819103437_f5ac266b80_o

Wild take down Coyotes for the second time this week

The last-place Wild now own two wins over the second-place Coyotes.

Devan Dubnyk

Wild GM Guerin deals goalie Dubnyk to San Jose

Is the job now Kaapo Kahonen's to lose?