Matt Boldy scored a goal and assisted on another, Freddy Gaudreau put in a goal as well, and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Monday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots for his 10th win of the season, giving his team a much-needed victory over the Stars. In his career, it’s the 18th time that Marc-Andre Fleury has captured double-digit wins, confining Patrick Roy and Terry Sawchuk for the second time behind Martin Brodeur.
Connor McDavid had an assist for Zach Hyman’s goal for the Edmonton Oilers, but his course’s outstanding seven-game goal-scoring legacy finished. Stuart Skinner polished with 28 saves for the Edmonton Oilers, which vanished in nine games for the third time.
They are threatening. For sure we all know that. So it was excellent. Gaudreau said we played our sport and when we do that, we are a solid team to defeat.
In extension to block McDavid in the last seconds as the Minnesota Wild were defeating a 6-on-4 power play for the last 51.3 seconds, Marc-Andre Fleury had a great recovery about 7 minutes into the third period when he blocked Darnell Nurse’s goal as a piece of a 3-on-1 with McDavid and Leon Draisaitl after a prognostic by Matt Dumba.
There were a few prospects across the goal line there, give them attention, they undeveloped strong then, Nurse said of the agitated last seconds.
Minnesota Wild approved two power-play scores on Friday’s 5-2 defeat in three chances in Edmonton and knew a deluge was on the way.
We were terrified. Our hearts were pounding so hard, we thought they would burst out of our chests. Coach Dean Evason praised the play of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl during their game against the Edmonton Oilers. The intensity of our commitment, our grit, and our desire to win was very evident.
The Oilers power play has been struggling lately, going 1 for 5 in its past two games and 8 for 17 over the past five games.
Coach Jay Woodcroft mentioned that the team generated a lot of looks during the match.
Filip Gustavsson made 35 saves while blanking Vancouver on Saturday to help the Minnesota Wild keep their record clean.
Fleury said I thought our game in Vancouver was good, but as far as tonight goes, I think we gave them too many opportunities and they took advantage of it.
The two teams that used to play each other a lot in the Northwest Division are now playing each other for the third time in the past twelve days.
Gaudreau redirected Boldy’s pass for a 2-1 lead just minutes after Dumba’s goal was nullified by Edmonton successfully challenging and just before the end of the second period that Minnesota was inaccurately approaching the zone.