Skip to main content

Wild score 5 unanswered goals to sweep Sharks

The Sharks scored first but the Wild stormed back in a 5-2 victory.
Kirill Kaprizov

The Minnesota Wild defeated the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, completing a sweep of their two-game series with a 5-2 victory.

The Sharks struck first with Brent Burns' sixth goal of the season but the Wild stormed back with five unanswered goals beginning with a power-play marker from Mats Zuccarello.

Zuccarello deflected his shot off the skate of Burns for his 10th goal of the season and the Wild found more luck when Joel Eriksson Ek scored his 14th goal of the season to put Minnesota ahead 2-1.

With Zach Parise adding his seventh goal of the season, the Wild took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. The scoring didn't stop in the second period as Kirill Kaprizov sent a rocket past Martin Jones for his 17th goal of the season.

Nico Sturm scored his sixth goal of the season to give Minnesota a 5-1 lead. The Sharks got a goal back when Joel Kellman scored his first goal of the season in the third period but Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves to preserve the win.

The Wild are now 27-13-3 on the season and will start a two-game series with the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

Next Up

RogerEbnetMugshotYellowStone

Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

Police tape

Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

Kollie Jr.

Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.

Hamilton

Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.

GummiesDeathByGummyBears

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

Screen Shot 2022-12-05 at 2.53.55 PM

ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.

FB_IMG_1668547011137

Let the good times roll

Minnesota Roller Derby is back!

StumpysGoogleMaps

Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.

PrinsburgGoogle

MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

Spring Street Tavern

Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.

Related

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

3rd-period explosion helps Wild sweep Golden Knights

The Wild scored three third-period goals in a 4-3 victory.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild score twice in 3rd period to sweep Vegas

The Wild snapped the Golden Knights' 23 game losing streak when leading after two periods.

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?

Minnesota Wild

Wild score 3 power play goals in win over Coyotes

Mats Zuccarello scored twice in a 5-2 victory.

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Kevin Fiala / Minnesota Wild

Kevin Fiala's two goals lead Wild over Ducks

Fiala has six goals in the past seven games.

Minnesota Wild / Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov's 30th goal can't save Wild in Columbus

A late goal led the Wild to a shootout loss.

Kirill Kaprizov

MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild

Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.