Kirill Kaprizov leads Wild to 5-4 shootout win over Ducks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy scored in the shootout, helping the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Kaprizov, Calen Addison and Joel Eriksson Ek each had a goal and assist during regulation as Minnesota won for the fifth time in six games and closed out a seven-game homestand. Connor Dewar also scored for the Wild, who have beaten Anaheim in 12 straight matchups, the longest streak against any opponent in team history.

Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves for Minnesota, which rallied with two goals in the third period, including Kaprizov’s tying goal with 2:35 remaining.

Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry each had a goal and assist in regulation. Zegras was Anaheim’s only scorer in the shootout. Ryan Strome and Cam Fowler added goals for Anaheim, and goaltender John Gibson stopped 43 shots. The Ducks lost their fifth straight game.

Anaheim missed a chance at just its second win in regulation this season when Kaprizov tied the game late. Five of the Ducks’ six wins this season have come in overtime or the shootout. The lone regulation win came Nov. 23 at home against the New York Rangers.

Addison’s second goal of the season opened the scoring for Minnesota 4:37 into the game on a fortunate bounce. Addison’s point shot deflected off Anaheim forward Max Jones into the goal.

The Ducks countered as Frank Vatrano’s spinning shot from the point was tipped by Strome for his sixth the season.

Dewar gave the Wild the lead before the first intermission when Gibson thought he had the puck covered and waited for a whistle, but the puck trickled loose and Dewar was in a position to push it in.

A two-goal second had Anaheim looking for a rare regulation victory. Fowler scored his third on the power play and Zegras followed with his ninth of the season. It marked just the second time this season the Ducks have led after two periods.

But Eriksson Ek tied the game 5:26 into the third with his eighth goal.

Terry scored his team-leading 11th goal to put Anaheim back in front. With the puck loose in front of Gustavsson, Terry poked the puck through the goaltender during a scrum.


Ducks: Finish a four-game trip with the second game of a back-to-back Sunday in Winnipeg.

Wild: Play the second game of a back-to-back Sunday in Dallas.


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Brian Hall, The Associated Press